Some Tips from AirlineApps.com

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
App reviews, for the most part, are like burning money.

I always suggest that “Have a very detail-oriented colleague, hopefully one with an English degree, read your application ensuring that you have answered the question being asked in the most literal fashion”.

I saved everyone $400.

Duties: “Operated high performance part 121 aircraft in challenging airpsace ensuring adherence to all application FARS and providing a pleasant experience for our customers in a positive team building exp...” GOOD GOD SON, DID YOU FLY THE AIRPLANE?
 

Autothrust Blue

"Duuuuuude."
App reviews, for the most part, are like burning money.

I always suggest that “Have a very detail-oriented colleague, hopefully one with an English degree, read your application ensuring that you have answered the question being asked in the most literal fashion”.

I saved everyone $400.

Duties: “Operated high performance part 121 aircraft in challenging airpsace ensuring adherence to all application FARS and providing a pleasant experience for our customers in a positive team building exp...” GOOD GOD SON, DID YOU FLY THE AIRPLANE?
Pilot hiring is a silly process. Interview preparation doubly so. Unless you did more than just being a line pilot there is literally no reason to write anything more than "flew jet, had fun, was pleasant, made money."

Q: Why should we hire you?
A: Because I will perform pilot services for money.

Q: Why are you interested in (air carrier)?
A: Because I want to perform pilot services for money.

Q: What do you bring to this team?
A: I will perform pilot services for money and when I quit or retire you'll either be like, "who?" or "aw man!*"

* unless you are a certain check airman who couldn't resist taking a swipe at me; true story

Q: TMAAT you (whatever).
A: Situation, action, reaction, results or something like that. "There I was, FL370, Mach .81, when all of a sudden...and that's what I learned."
Interviewer: -closes book- "Well let's go have dinner then."

etc.
 
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MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
Duties: “Operated high performance part 121 aircraft in challenging airpsace ensuring adherence to all application FARS and providing a pleasant experience for our customers in a positive team building exp...” GOOD GOD SON, DID YOU FLY THE AIRPLANE?
What would you recommend to write as duties for an FO? I've seen this advice of yours a lot over the years and completely agree with it. But now that I'm an FO with no other "additional duties," I'm a little stumped on what to write.
 

Autothrust Blue

"Duuuuuude."
What would you recommend to write as duties for an FO? I've seen this advice of yours a lot over the years and completely agree with it. But now that I'm an FO with no other "additional duties," I'm a little stumped on what to write.
I recommend you go find some.

My experience at my regional is that there's never enough man- or brain-power.
 

MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
I recommend you go find some.

My experience at my regional is that there's never enough man- or brain-power.
Yeah, I hear you, but right now I value getting 1000 hours 121 over anything. And I have more than my fair share of "additional duties" in my other "part time" job.
 

Autothrust Blue

"Duuuuuude."
Yeah, I hear you, but right now I value getting 1000 hours 121 over anything. And I have more than my fair share of "additional duties" in my other "part time" job.
Fair enough. I'd imagine, with Daddy Delta footing the bill, that you're likely at the one regional where there is sufficient man- or brainpower, at least on the company side of the fence. ALPA may well be a different story, though.
 

Nark

Sheepdog
Yeah, I hear you, but right now I value getting 1000 hours 121 over anything. And I have more than my fair share of "additional duties" in my other "part time" job.
You don't need to demonstrate "additional duties."
When they ask, what else did you do during your time as an FO... Kindly refer them back to your previous career.

A friend was told by a very large airline in Chicago, that he needed more leadership experience. At the time he was the commanding officer of a battalion of peoples. (which was on the resume..)

I'd love to have been there, and said, "perhaps you need more reading compression skills before you analyze a resume at a pilot job fair."
 
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MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
You don't need to demonstrate "additional duties."
When they ask, what else did you do during your time as an FO... Kindly refer them back to your previous career.

A friend was told by a very large airline in Chicago, that he needed more leadership experience. At the time he was the commanding officer of a battalion of peoples. (which was on the resume..)

I'd love to have been there, and said, "perhaps you need more reading compression skills before you analyze a resume and a pilot job fair."
Yeah, absolutely. Interviewing I have no problem detailing leadership or flying experience.

What I'm confused about is what specifically should I write in the duties block on airline apps for the 121 FO position? I show up on on time, I pass recurrent, and I fly safely?
 

Autothrust Blue

"Duuuuuude."
You don't need to demonstrate "additional duties."
When they ask, what else did you do during your time as an FO... Kindly refer them back to your previous career.

A friend was told by a very large airline in Chicago, that he needed more leadership experience. At the time he was the commanding officer of a battalion of peoples. (which was on the resume..)

I'd love to have been there, and said, "perhaps you need more reading compression skills before you analyze a resume and a pilot job fair."
Ah, that scene from The Newsroom. "How do you know these things?" -exasperated- "I read!!!!!"
 

BigZ

Well-Known Member
Q: What do you bring to this team?
A: I will perform pilot services for money and when I quit or retire you'll either be like, "who?" or "aw man!*"

* unless you are a certain check airman who couldn't resist taking a swipe at me; true story
Everyone brings joy to the office.
Some when they come, some when they leave :smoke:
 

AAPalmTree

Well-Known Member
Pilot hiring is a silly process. Interview preparation doubly so. Unless you did more than just being a line pilot there is literally no reason to write anything more than "flew jet, had fun, was pleasant, made money."

Q: Why should we hire you?
A: Because I will perform pilot services for money.

Q: Why are you interested in (air carrier)?
A: Because I want to perform pilot services for money.

Q: What do you bring to this team?
A: I will perform pilot services for money and when I quit or retire you'll either be like, "who?" or "aw man!*"

* unless you are a certain check airman who couldn't resist taking a swipe at me; true story

Q: TMAAT you (whatever).
A: Situation, action, reaction, results or something like that. "There I was, FL370, Mach .81, when all of a sudden...and that's what I learned."
Interviewer: -closes book- "Well let's go have dinner then."

etc.
“Why are you interested in working here?”

“Because I like to buy sh** and pop bottles on the weekend.”
 

Finny

Well-Known Member
Yeah, absolutely. Interviewing I have no problem detailing leadership or flying experience.

What I'm confused about is what specifically should I write in the duties block on airline apps for the 121 FO position? I show up on on time, I pass recurrent, and I fly safely?
If you desire any help with either the company or ALPA side of the fence with other flying/leadership roles shoot me a PM. I’ll get you started in the right direction.
 
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