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Atlas Air Interview Help

Old 30th Nov 2010, 03:03
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Cons
Long history of hostile management practices against pilot group
The company can be vicious at times
Pay is below par for the job
Constantly changing schedule with no pay protection
Long duty days and high levels of fatigue
17+ day patterns
Lots of sitting in hotels
Hostile training center
Tortuous dead heading up to 24 hours

None of those things bother me. I look forward to the long haul flying, but the "Hostile training center" concerns me. The training department at my current airline can be somewhat hostile as well, and that was something I was hoping would pass as my career progressed. can you elaborate?
 
Old 30th Nov 2010, 05:37
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Understand there is a class Dec1. Any word on class dates in Jan?

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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 11:20
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I've been getting PM's about the help, so here it goes guys/gals good luck with the test, it is 50 questions, I was able to remember 33 or so of them. Here they are, so everyone has an equal advantage, go get it.......Good Luck!!


1. Rwy centerline lights last three thousand remaining? ( color)
2. Symbol for moderate icing
3. Symbol for sever squall line
4. On ILS31 JFK max hold speed in the hold
5. Final approach fix on the ILS31 JFK?
6. Final approach fix on the ILS31 G/S INOP JFK?
7. CAT1 approach on short final WX 1600RVR in all zones. Regarding Approach Ban? to continue or go around?
8. FL310, speed 540kts, descending to 16,000ft. How much time?
9. Metar winds reports are true or magnetic?
10. Metar winds if light and variable definition?
11. TAF from what time to what time winds will be XYZ station?
12. TAF from what time to what time it will be MIFG?
13. Balance field lengths? for wet rwy? how much correction can you take to reduce your V1?
14. when you are descending to altitude, you set what? QNE? QNF? QNH? 15. When you are climbing to FL ,you set what? QNH? QNE? QNF?
16. Question about current barometric pressure calculation on a given day?
17. How to find ISA Temp at given altitude.( FL310 temp-40c)
18. symbol "V" means what? verga? Fog? volcanic ash? etc
19. what is screen height? on given rwy?
20. Two engine climb gradient?
21. Given wind speed and direction on approach, want to know if can expect different rwy with wind limit of 10kts tail wind? can you accept?
22. JFK chart (10-9) airport diagram want to know about enroute clearance? (which statement is true) basically you need route clearance before you request for taxi.
23. TAF wind direction is true or magnetic?
24. Jet engine bleed air valves are used for what? pick a statement.
25. On JFK approach chart for ILS31 and asked you are in hold and you lost your radio, when will you depart hold? (two answers are similar) pick the one which says depart hold close to the EFC.
26. On JFK approach chart ask when will you start the approach if given this clearance etc?
27. RVSM airspace separation and flight levels?
28. LRC if you have 50kts head wind what will you do? in order to meet the profile?
29. SLOP what is the deviation on each side and who has the authority? 30. If RVR is in effect what is controlling? Do you need deck ceiling or just vis?
31. Out of Zurich read some TAF forecast vis? ( make sure you pick the one in knots not km)? JAR ops
32. Again another Zurich TAF to find out what will be the weather in certain time window....e.i Becoming, Tempo, etc
33. Ops Spec can you amend your approach mins?

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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 15:15
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There are a bunch of us who figure there's no way we would have gotten this job if the company had been using their current hiring program - which may be their idea. Wonder why the term 'screen height' is brought up by an American air carrier, it is not used in the AIM, FAR 25, FAR 97 or the Instrument Procedures Manual. And an operator who only has 4 engine aircraft asking about 2 engine climb gradient, the Seven Six rumor lives!
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 11:45
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"Long history of hostile management practices against pilot group
The company can be vicious at times
Pay is below par for the job
Constantly changing schedule with no pay protection
Long duty days and high levels of fatigue
17+ day patterns
Lots of sitting in hotels
Hostile training center
Tortuous dead heading up to 24 hours

None of those things bother me."

You're just the sort of go-getter they need, then. Knock yourself out...
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Old 29th Dec 2010, 16:36
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You forgot a union that is a little too cozy with management
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Old 29th Dec 2010, 16:55
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"Long history of hostile management practices against pilot group
The company can be vicious at times
Pay is below par for the job
Constantly changing schedule with no pay protection
Long duty days and high levels of fatigue
17+ day patterns
Lots of sitting in hotels
Hostile training center
Tortuous dead heading up to 24 hours

None of those things bother me."

You're just the sort of go-getter they need, then. Knock yourself out...
I haven't worked over 16 days/month in the last 18 months. Yes, some long days, but with a heavy crew, not too bad. Pay, I'm making more than a buddy of mine in the left seat at UAL. There are a lot WORST out there.

BTW, over 2000+ resumes on file. He has a lot of company. New contract to fix a lot of issues.

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Old 29th Dec 2010, 19:06
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he was talking about southern and just got to the wrong thread! atlas is @ the top of the bottom feeders. I dare say they are almost no longer a bottom feeder. but im just bitter since they did not hire me.
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Old 30th Dec 2010, 05:00
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I got the job and will be giving training a shot in a few weeks. Thanks to everyone who offered advice on this thread.
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Old 30th Dec 2010, 05:14
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Congrats, what is your start date? -400 or classic?
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Old 30th Dec 2010, 05:36
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I start on the last day of next month, and they gave me a -400 class.
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Old 2nd Jan 2011, 05:08
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Congrats, Alch.

Study hard. Great airplane.

Me? Still standing by ...
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 20:27
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Can anyone provide some intel on what to expect at the interview in Miami? Apparently, I passed the online phone interview and online tech assessment.

Thanks in advance,

~Slim
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Old 11th Jan 2011, 03:44
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I think there's a pretty good assessment in this thread ... somewhere.

http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/ca...ir-hiring.html
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Old 11th Jan 2011, 11:32
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Yup, found it after I posted......thread pages 54-57 I think.....

Thanks!

~Slim
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Old 11th Jan 2011, 20:16
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I had my phone call with HR and need some help with online test. I have 48 hr to take it. Could use tiny bit of help please.
Thank You
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 00:35
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Get three buddies togeather with laptops, internet access and a case of beer. Read questions, google, wikki, spread the load and look like a genius. Thats how the last newhire I flew with did it.

edit: use this technique at your own risk.
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 19:06
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Tech. Test

Just finished up the assessment and can say that the gouge on here was very well spot on (Thanks for posting! Owe u a Beer)...

There Will be MNPS questions as well as chart symbols, RVSM questions, IAP questions, METAR and TAF, etc...The biggest tip I can give is READ the QUESTION and the ANSWERS as the test does tend to be ambiguous on a few questions

Good luck to all!
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 04:05
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Atlas Tech Test

Hey All! Did the online tech test last week and passed. If you read the instructions, it says that the passing grade is 66% which some of you have discovered is the MASTERY score. Got the call for a face to face interview on the 20th.
here are some of the questions
1. Rwy centerline lights last three thousand remaining? ( color)
2. Symbol for moderate icing
3. Symbol for sever squall line
4. On ILS31 JFK max hold speed in the hold
5. Final approach fix on the ILS31L JFK? What denotes the Final Approach Fix
6. Final approach fix on the ILS31L G/S INOP JFK?
7. CAT1 approach on short final WX 1600RVR in all zones. Do you continue or execute the missed
8. FL310, speed 540kts, descending to 16,000ft. How much time? Basically Time, Speed, Distance Calc
9. Metar winds reports are true or magnetic?
10. Metar winds if light and variable definition?
12. TAF from what time to what time winds will be XYZ station?
13. TAF from what time to what time it will be MIFG?
14. Balance field lengths? for wet rwy? how much correction can you take to reduce your V1?
14. when you are descending to altitude, you set what? QNE? QNF? QNH?
15. When you are climbing to FL ,you set what? QNH? QNE? QNF? Remember Qnh=here QNE=enroute
16. Question about current barometric pressure calculation on a given day?pressure altitude calc
17. How to find ISA Temp at given altitude.( FL310 temp-40c)Standard Lapse rate
18. symbol "V" means what? verga? Fog? volcanic ash? etc
19. what is screen height? on given rwy?
20. Two engine climb gradient?
21. Given wind speed and direction on approach, want to know if can expect different rwy with wind limit of 10kts tail wind? can you accept?
22. JFK chart (10-9) airport diagram want to know about enroute clearance? (which statement is true) basically you need route clearance before you request for taxi. Cpt
23. TAF wind direction is true or magnetic?
24. Jet engine bleed air valves are used for what? pick a statement.
25. On JFK approach chart for ILS31L and asked you are in hold and you lost your radio, when will you depart hold? (two answers are similar) pick the one which says depart hold close to the EFC.
26. On JFK approach chart ask when will you start the approach if given this clearance etc?
27. RVSM airspace separation and flight levels?
28. LRC if you have 50kts head wind what will you do? in order to meet the profile?
29. SLOP what is the deviation on each side and who has the authority?
30. If RVR is in effect what is controlling? Do you need deck ceiling or just vis?
31. Out of Zurich read some TAF forecast vis? ( make sure you pick the one in knots not km)? JAR ops
32. Again another Zurich TAF to find out what will be the weather in certain time window....e.i Becoming, Tempo, etc
33. Ops Spec can you amend your approach mins?
34. Trigger Notam for Zurich
35. North Atlantic Track- Standard Lateral Track Separation ie SLOP
36. JFK 20-2 FL310 descend to 11000 on a 3-1 descend path, how far out should you start down?
37. what happens to VMCG with an engine failure on T/O
38. Wind read out at 10000ft - 700mb chart
39. Symbol for Mod Turb
40. Symbol for T/S
41. Symbol for freezing rain
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 07:16
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As in all FAA tests RFQ still applies
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