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Mountain Air Cargo

Discussion in 'Interview Experiences' started by moxiepilot, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. moxiepilot

    moxiepilot Well-Known Member

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    The previous gouges are pretty accurate if you've researched them anywhere. The short version is sim ride in a Bonanza with an HSI, steep turns then the VOR/DME 24 HKY. The longer version is as follows:

    Upon initial contact Sheika Wimbley will e-mail about 10 attachments to be completed prior to the actual interview.

    Meeting Ms. Wimbley is informal to cover the paperwork to ensure it is filled out correctly (read the instructions!) and she is very cordial.

    I first met with Paul Simpson, the Chief Pilot for the sim ride. With the cold weather the sim room is freezing and I waited for a while for him to return. No worries though - it gives you some time to review the set up and apch plate.

    When he returned he, as previously mentioned, points out where all your knobs are and what to pay attenetion to.

    The sim is in the Bonanza with an HSI.

    Climb to 3000, turn hdg 030 then steep turns. Sim is really sensitive (that's an understatement) where as I wasn't even touching the control column and it was banking side to side with the turbulence turned off.

    After steep turns he repositioned the a/c at 4000 feet 6 miles west of the Barretts Mtn. VOR with the scenerio that you have lost radar contact to report BZM inbound (ie, fly the whole procedure for VOR/DME 24).

    For this portion the wind is set at 270 @ 8 kts, light turbulence. ID the VOR, fly to it, then as publised with the procedure turn and associated course changes and step down fixes.

    Because of the sensitivity of the sim, I woudn't say it was my finest flying (+/- 75 feet, +/- 5 HDG) but procedurally it was good and I think that outweighed the PIO. :)

    Manager of Flt Ops, Tom Hardy is a good guy and tries to tell it as it is. He went over the structure for floater pilots vs. fixed base and bene's. All in all if you maintain a positive attitude and come across as a quasi-personable person, you'll probably be okay in his eyes.

    There were very few technical questions, actually none that I can think of.

    Now here's the rub. I went in looking at the C208 cptn. position which pays about $33k, but they will not hire a street captn for the 'van unless you have previous 135 time. So basically in order to get to the 'van I'm going to have to FO in the ATR for a year then bid for the 'van. Kinda sucks since the pay difference is huge between the two positions.

    They offered me an informal position in the ATR out of MEM for the Jan 08 class or Mar 08.

    Training is paid $50 a day. One week in NC then off to Houston for 4 weeks, then one week back in NC. Off to your base then 2 weeks of IOE. After that your pay / agreement begin effect.
     
  2. MSUDAWG

    MSUDAWG Well-Known Member

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    sweet good deal! Congrats! How long is the upgrade in the ATR?
     
  3. IFly85

    IFly85 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, I have a buddy that is just about to start IOE in the ATR in Mem.
     
  4. moxiepilot

    moxiepilot Well-Known Member

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    For me, it would take a while. They're requiring 3000TT/1000ME PIC.

    It's a little steep.

    Since the FO is SIC, getting the 1000ME isn't going to be easy. It'd be easier to fly for Cape Air or somebody then do the ATR FO and upgrade in a year.

    BTW to add on the original post my times are 1800/105
     
  5. SmitteyB

    SmitteyB Well-Known Member

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    Congrats brother!

    Good luck in training!
     
  6. Pistolpak1

    Pistolpak1 New Member

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    Wow that sounds great. Sounds like a relatively non evasive interview. Help me on one thing here: why would you need 1000ME to fly a single engine caravan? Or did I miss a critical piece of information?
     
  7. IFly85

    IFly85 Well-Known Member

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    He's on the ATR.
     
  8. BajtheJino

    BajtheJino I'm looking at you.

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    Dredging up the Dead to update the interview process-
    Interviewed on Monday for the ATR. Showed up in a suit about 30 minutes early. Found the HR trailer and met Ms. Wimbley to verify paperwork and make copies of License, Medical, Passport and Radiotelephone. Notarized NDR and was done. In and out with her in 15 minutes. Met the C.P. Don't remember his name. We exchanged all of 10 words. He told me what he wanted to see on the desk top sim-left me to play around with it for a couple of minutes. I was already up at 4,000 when he came back. Straight to the VOR (VOR/DME 24 @HKY) with Steep Turns along the way. Full procedure, Land. Taken to break room to wait and then met the D.O. Nice enough guy. Gave the low down and PUSHED the 208 HARD. I turned that down immediately as I came for the ATR out of MEM. Then he tried to get me to commit with less than a two week notice so I could go to Madison, WI. Turned that down, too. Was told they recently lost two ATR's to a tornado and they might have too many F.O.'s hired. Then he asked me if I can any questions and bid me good day. Got the call today for a June 30th class.
    Still hiring for the 208 don't know about anymore for the ATR though they 're still advertising.

    No technical, no HR and no work history (the way it should be). Dude looked at my logbook but only my endorsements from flight training? Total interview time 1.5.
     
  9. Atreyu

    Atreyu Well-Known Member

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    Wow... that sounds like it was an intense interview experience :rolleyes: Anyway, congrats. Do you know if EWR is a pilot base for them? I see it on their route map but couldn't find an exact list of bases on their website or APC.
     
  10. Ruben

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    I'm need some actual gouges.all this are pretty old info.we are in 2016.thanks
     
  11. Apophis

    Apophis Resident Iconoclast

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    EWR is a floater base, yes.
     

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