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Atlas Air Interview Help

Old 9th Aug 2010, 18:00
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Atlas Air Interview Help

Just got the call from Atlas Air. They want me to do an online exam containing 50 questions on ATP, WX and FAR 121 in 60 mins! From what HR told me, the exam is NOT EASY! Anybody got an info on the exam or the interview?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 9th Aug 2010, 18:31
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Get your references gathered before you start the test!

I've been told that you should be ready to discuss any questions you miss when you get to the interview.
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Old 10th Aug 2010, 01:44
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I would suggest getting the ATP Test prep book, Aviation weather and the FAR Flight Crew book before you take the exam.

BTW what kind of experience do you have ?
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Old 10th Aug 2010, 03:21
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If I may, PDF format, when available, are fantastic. The search function gets you there faster than you can turn the pages...
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Old 10th Aug 2010, 18:17
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I've heard you need 70% or better to get an interview.
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Old 10th Aug 2010, 19:14
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If you are applying for jobs, you should be continuously preparing for interviews, and should not have to resort to PPRuNe for "specific questions" on some test. Gather your references, on paper and online, and take the test!
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Old 10th Aug 2010, 20:43
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It appears that different questions are weighted differently. Some have been offered interviews with scores in the low 60s and some have not with scores in the 70s. No intel available as to which questions carry priority I'm afraid.
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Old 11th Aug 2010, 08:28
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sent u a PM
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Old 11th Aug 2010, 09:55
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Thanks for all the info guys!
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Old 12th Aug 2010, 14:49
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Just sent PM was out of pocket until now sorry!!! Have you taken it and if so how was it????

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Old 13th Aug 2010, 05:31
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Rumor is that they hired some guys who only scored in the low 40's on the exam. Also don't wear a tie to your interview. They say business casual and if you wear a tie that seems to be another mark against you.

Good luck.
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Old 14th Aug 2010, 05:18
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"Also don't wear a tie to your interview. They say business casual and if you wear a tie that seems to be another mark against you."

Sure has changed a lot in 11 years...
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 11:21
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What are their hiring minimums?
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 17:57
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Atlas Air, Inc.

Atlas Air is currently accepting resumes for First Officer positions. To submit your resume, email it as an attachment to [email protected]. All email subject lines AND resume file names must be "(last name), (first name) RESUME". PDF format is preferred for all resumes.

# First Officer Minimum Requirements: 2500 hours total time
# 1000 hours turbine
# FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
# Current FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
# FCC Radio License
# Legally authorized to work in the United States
# Current Passport
# Ability to pass a 10-year security background check and a pre-employment drug test

First Officer Preferred Experience:
# FMS experience
# Long-haul pilot experience
# Military pilot experience
# FAR 121 experience
# Heavy aircraft experience

Resumes should include the following flight times:
# Total time
# Total turbine time (turbo-prop and jet)
# Total turbine PIC time (turbo-prop and jet)
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Old 27th Aug 2010, 13:12
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Calls are going out for Sep interviews. Buddy got invited to take the test yesterday.
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Old 27th Aug 2010, 13:51
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zerozero - thanks for the info.

2,500 hours TT seems kind of light, what are competitive times to have? Also, reading in between the lines, are they more inclined to hire ex-military? Not too many 2,500 TT guys have heavy jet part 121 experience.
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Old 28th Aug 2010, 01:04
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That's a fair interpretation ATPMBA.

VP of Flight Ops, at a meeting several months ago, publicly stated he wanted an 80/20 mix of military vs. civilian but realized that wasn't realistic so he lowered his target to 60/40.

To be competitive as a civilian, in the past, 5000 TT seemed to be the min threshold. Most were closer to 10,000.

Good luck.
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Old 28th Aug 2010, 11:59
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I would wear a tie.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 20:49
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I was told later it was mostly a mind game just to see what the interviewees would wear, but it was still very specific about it being business casual and described what to wear and a tie wasn't mentioned.
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Old 4th Sep 2010, 01:48
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If they say no tie, I would not wear a tie. That would show an inability to follow instructions. Or am I missing something?
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