135 SIC Interview

EatSleepFly

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What might I expect on an interview for a 135 SIC position?

Before you ask: Twin turbine, SIC required. Not PFT/PFJ or any of that BS. Fairly small operation. Its legit. Thats all I'm going to say at this point. Just wanted a gouge on what an interview might be like.

Thanks!
 

MikeD

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Thats all I'm going to say at this point.
Thanks!


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Why not more? I'm hardly a threat...

Qs on your flying background. Expect logbook to be fine-toothed. Qs on CRM situations, types and tech info on planes you've flown, why you want the job. Wouldn't hurt to know some 135 specifics: duty times/duty day, max hours in day/mo/yr, requirements for different types of ops, etc.

If cargo, learning a little about HAZMAT wouldn't hurt, in regards to how to use an ERG2000 guide, what can be carried, placarding, paperwork, etc.
 

EatSleepFly

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Thanks for the quick response, MikeD. Honestly, I don't know too much more than what I actually said, except for the name, location, and type of equipment.

I've already been studying some of the 135 regs. in my studying for the ATP written. Would it make a huge difference if I already had the written taken?
 

MikeD

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I've already been studying some of the 135 regs. in my studying for the ATP written. Would it make a huge difference if I already had the written taken?

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IMO, it certainly wouldn't hurt. At my second 135 cargo gig, I had my ATP written already taken care of (didn't do it at my first 135 cargo gig since I didn't want the written to expire prior to me being able to get the hours); and the company hiring guy noticed that. Whether it made a difference or not, I don't know, but it was noticed.
 

EatSleepFly

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I thought the written didn't expire as long as you were employed flying under Part 121/135? Or am I mistaken?
 

MikeD

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I thought the written didn't expire as long as you were employed flying under Part 121/135? Or am I mistaken?

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Unless the regs changed, I was under the impression it did.

Then again, I could've had it wrong all along!
 

ShortsDriver

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My experience was basic HR questions, last aircraft flown tech. questions,
brief an approach, enroute chart tech. questions, and some basic 91 IFR stuff.
I think the point of 91 questions was to see the level of knowledge in order
to evaluate how easily I could adapt to 135.

Good luck.
 

Tired

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If you've never flown 135 then it is unreasonable for them to ask 135 questions during the interview.

I would know 91 and the AIM, especially the stuff that pertains to IFR ops.
 

MikeD

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If you've never flown 135 then it is unreasonable for them to ask 135 questions during the interview.

I would know 91 and the AIM, especially the stuff that pertains to IFR ops.

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My first company asked 135 when I interviewed with them 11 years ago. I think it was more to see what basic understanding level, or prep for the job, the candidate would walk in with. Questions weren't too detailed, though. I had perused the 135 section, and pulled some basics out of it, so it possibly gave a leg-up.

If I were the interviewer, though, it's not something I would've asked, for the same reason.
 
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