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Old 7th Jul 2022, 23:51
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Originally Posted by Staffypilot
I received an email from Pinstripes about ATLAS doing the roadshow today. They must be jumping on the opportunity to cash in on the U.S interviews, which I find completely unnecessary, as there is plenty of free information online and on pprune. The U.S airline style interviews are very relaxed, they keep it real and are more of a conversation then anything. They will cater the interview around your experience and training and they will send you the study material before the interview anyway. The HR person will inform you of what the interview will entail. The technical portion is not tricky all- Make sure you know the aircraft that you are currently flying. Obviously do some research on U.S, TAF's, alternate minimums, reg's and the company before hand as they will appreciate that. They don't try to trick you out of the job. They wont dig deep to try and make you feel like a criminal. You will feel supported, comfortable and satisfied -Unlike biased Aussie interviews here where you feel like you are being prosecuted on the cross bench.
I recall doing a Dash 8 Cobham interview and I was asked a dozen tech questions.
One of the questions involved going through all the gradients in different configurations (3.2%, 2.4% etc) and when I paused on an answer the interviewer went silent on me as though he had caught me out!!

Was like I was interviewing for a shuttle mission to the moon lol
Not once was I asked what I enjoyed doing etc



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Old 8th Jul 2022, 06:21
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Originally Posted by Hudson5
I recall doing a Dash 8 Cobham interview and I was asked a dozen tech questions.
One of the questions involved going through all the gradients in different configurations (3.2%, 2.4% etc) and when I paused on an answer the interviewer went silent on me as though he had caught me out!!

Was like I was interviewing for a shuttle mission to the moon lol
Not once was I asked what I enjoyed doing etc
Those gradient type questions **** me to tears. Who gives a flying f**k. The aircraft is required to make those climbs for certification. We fly the metal according to SOPs and FCOM which then in turn will meet the requirements to achieve said gradients.
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Old 8th Jul 2022, 07:32
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I couldnt have said better myself. Come to think if it Australia Aviation is like 1% of what were are actually seeing in the USA. Dont beat around the bush guys & gals.think outside Australia and you may not be disappointed.
ell of course if you have a family & wife working etc then thats another can of worm. Does get a bit tricky!!
Opportunities are knowing at our doorsteps, grab it with both hands and maybe legs too

On the Cobham side, I had Interviewer texting mates to find out more about me while doing an Interview with me !! Go figure . I may end up flying 747 soon but In Australia I wont even get a look in, Go figure

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Old 8th Jul 2022, 10:17
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Overwhelmingly, the interview for an American airline is majority focussed on the "No D!ckhead Policy" Can I spend 4 days away with you and get the job done. They do expect effort in knowing some basic US airspace and procedures surrounding the interview pack they send you. When you learn the alternate requirements for FAA/US you will scratch your head and say "Is that it??"

You WILL NOT need to spend money on pinstripe prep (unless of course you are interviewing for the airline they are associated with). aviation interviews is the go.
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Old 9th Jul 2022, 02:33
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Breeze

I received an offer with Breeze, I’m early 50’s and taking the family.
I am coming off a turboprop with no prior jet time. My interview went well, we talked about general stuff, what I enjoyed doing in my spare time, a few HR questions tell me about a time etc Very relaxed interview about 1 hour.
Are there any other Breeze crew if we can share emails please and keep in contact.

[email protected]
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Old 9th Jul 2022, 02:46
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Originally Posted by MD_Attitude
I couldnt have said better myself. Come to think if it Australia Aviation is like 1% of what were are actually seeing in the USA. Dont beat around the bush guys & gals.think outside Australia and you may not be disappointed.
ell of course if you have a family & wife working etc then thats another can of worm. Does get a bit tricky!!
Opportunities are knowing at our doorsteps, grab it with both hands and maybe legs too

On the Cobham side, I had Interviewer texting mates to find out more about me while doing an Interview with me !! Go figure . I may end up flying 747 soon but In Australia I wont even get a look in, Go figure

MD
I did the Cobham interview and I decided not to take the job. Horrible
see Hudson reply above

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Old 9th Jul 2022, 04:33
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I hear you! Back in the mid/late 2000's I was interviewed by a Type -A personality egotistical Chief Pilot and a 767 check and training captain at Qantas Link (no HR) straight after completing the 747 sim assessment.

Whilst I was trying to figure out why there was no HR, I could not help but immediately feel like I was the underdog.

The tense environment was set and it was pretty much game over from the minute the interview had begun. Although I was trying to stay calm and answered all of the technical questions correctly with a level head, the CP would not give up on grilling me- 2 ltrs of sweat later, the CP leaned over towards me and with an aggressive tone asked me what is 2.5% (climb gradient at the MAP on the ILS chart) x 120kt of GS ?. (working out the single engine climb speed with 1 engine INOP.) whilst i was trying to figure out why he was being so hostile, (my positive frame of mind broken at this stage) all i could think about was (Sh*t I need a calculator) as i sat there frozen.. He then leaned closer to me with a more tense demeanour and said " you don't need a calculator to work it out!" "WHAT is 2.5 TIMES 120 ??" Although it took me about 1 min to work it out in my head, he sat back in his chair and with a slight grim on his face like i had been caught out. The interview ended there and the end result was that I did not get the job. I look back now and I cannot help to reflect how unnecessary and appalling that behaviour was.

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Old 9th Jul 2022, 08:34
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Originally Posted by unknownpilot
Can anybody shed some light if the Atlas Air E3 visa for Aussies allows their spouse/partner to join them in the USA and afford them the ability to seek employment?

Yes if married. It’s not the Atlas E3 specifically. Kids can work as well up to a specific age.
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Old 9th Jul 2022, 11:18
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Originally Posted by Rogerwood
Yes if married. It’s not the Atlas E3 specifically. Kids can work as well up to a specific age.
Kids cannot work. Only your spouse can.
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Old 9th Jul 2022, 13:23
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Originally Posted by ThunderstormFactory
Kids cannot work. Only your spouse can.
Thats currently right, from November there are changes that spouse’s and your kids can get a job. I looked into this and it appears correct. But like everything until you are there be careful.
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Old 10th Jul 2022, 05:32
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Atlas Contract

Since there's so much interest in Atlas, I thought some here might appreciate seeing what's in their CBA.

https://wp.iap2750.org/resources/

Straight from their union website.
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Old 11th Jul 2022, 11:54
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Originally Posted by Staffypilot
Hi Guys, did anyone go to the Spirit airlines interview in Melbourne ? if so, can you please shed some light on the experience? I heard it was a small turn out
No unemployed pilots left in Australia perhaps. They have already left.
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 00:57
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Mate can you clear your inbox I’m trying to send you a message.
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 04:31
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Originally Posted by Karunch
No unemployed pilots left in Australia perhaps. They have already left.

These roadshows seem to be skipping Perth.. there’s a HUGE portion of pilots working on very substandard EAs (Network, Alliance/bravo, skippers,etc…) in Perth who’d likely be interested. Perhaps those on the ground over there should Point that out to your recruiters.
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 06:11
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Originally Posted by ExtraShot
These roadshows seem to be skipping Perth.. there’s a HUGE portion of pilots working on very substandard EAs (Network, Alliance/bravo, skippers,etc…) in Perth who’d likely be interested. Perhaps those on the ground over there should Point that out to your recruiters.
Was at the Melbourne roadshow. Perth pilots came over. They found that not enough to warrant them flying 5 personnel over their. So clearly not enough interest from WA
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 07:22
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Originally Posted by Rogerwood
Was at the Melbourne roadshow. Perth pilots came over. They found that not enough to warrant them flying 5 personnel over their. So clearly not enough interest from WA
West Australians don't leave West Australia. It's precisely why they continue accepting subpar conditions as long as they're home every night under the safe rule of Mark.
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 07:36
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Originally Posted by Rogerwood
Was at the Melbourne roadshow. Perth pilots came over. They found that not enough to warrant them flying 5 personnel over their. So clearly not enough interest from WA
I reckon They’re ignoring a couple hundred of potential applicants.

Many of these pilots probably don’t have staff travel, that’s IF they could even justify affording the trip! Even if they could, at this time of year everything is pretty chockers so staff travel is unreliable and the available full fare tickets are even more costly… of course only a handful went over. That’d be far more than I would have expected.
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:07
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Originally Posted by ExtraShot
These roadshows seem to be skipping Perth.. there’s a HUGE portion of pilots working on very substandard EAs (Network, Alliance/bravo, skippers,etc…) in Perth who’d likely be interested. Perhaps those on the ground over there should Point that out to your recruiters.
Maybe they actually read the CBA? Personally I'm struggling to see how $95 an hour (or even $133 for a second year FO) is better than working for Network or Alliance. At only 64 hours guaranteed a month, and anything over that at the same crappy $95 an hour, maybe it's just me, my calculator might be broken.
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:31
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Originally Posted by ExtraShot
I reckon They’re ignoring a couple hundred of potential applicants.

Many of these pilots probably don’t have staff travel, that’s IF they could even justify affording the trip! Even if they could, at this time of year everything is pretty chockers so staff travel is unreliable and the available full fare tickets are even more costly… of course only a handful went over. That’d be far more than I would have expected.
staff travel aside, not 1 of the WA were airline or even close. Mostly charter.
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:50
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staff travel aside, not 1 of the WA were airline or even close. Mostly charter.
And their not ignoring anyone. If you really wanted the job you would get over to the east. If you want to spend every night at home well that’s your choice. Spirit put it out their, only a few took the bait. Typical WA mentality of you come to us.
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