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Ameriflight Pilot Interview Profiles

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Date Interviewed: May 1998
Summary of Qualifications: NA
Were you offered the job? Don't Know
Pilot Interview Profile:

The sim they use is a Chieftain that some drug runner had crashed.
Amerfllight bought the wrecked plane and and made the cockpit into a
sim. When you get into this sim you feel like you're getting into a
real airplane because it's the REAL thing. They give you a real basic
checklist and tell you to follow it. He really emphasized that I follow
it. It gives you the power settings for each phase of flight. They
also tell you to only worry about the MP, RPM, gear, and the regular
Instrument gages. Don't worry about any of the engine gages, mixture,
flaps. They will play the role of ATC so you have to make all the
frequency changes and radio calls. My ride was to depart BUR with radar
vectors to the VNY VOR and than you are cleared for the approach. While
descending on the ILS, he failed the glide slope. I announced to "ATC"
that I hade glide slope failure and that I would be descending to
localizer minimums. He than shut it off - didn't even go down to
minimums. The one thing that helped me is that he told me to take my
time and get everything set up before I takeoff. At this point I tuned
and ID'd my VOR and ILS frequency and briefed the approach - all before
I even took off! After he shuts it off, he asks you what you could have
done better. They don't expect you to master the sim (it flies like a
heavy Chieftain) but they do expect you to anaylize your flight and tell
them what you could fave done differently (i.e. could have maintained
altitude a little better, should have turned to the heading a little
sooner etc.). This is not necessarily the sim ride they always give. I
know two people who did departures and approaches at Ontario and Santa
Monica. Amerflight is a good company and is loosing lots of pilots to
the Commuters. By the way, I was hired with less than their published
minimums (but you do need to have at least 100 multi and the IFR 135

Be sure to tell people that the sim can be different than the one in
your summary (they use many different so. cal. approaches. Also you may
mention that they may fail the glideslope or radios during the flight.

Date Interviewed: April 1998
Summary of Qualifications: NA
Were you offered the job? Don't Know
Pilot Interview Profile:

Personnel: Why do you want to work here? Tell me about yourself? What do you do for fun?
What would your peers say about you? What are your career goals? What do you
expect from us?

-Jeppesen chart symbology
-missed approach procedures
-lost comm procedures
-visual/contact approcahes
- previous aircraft flown ( know the systems)
- traffic pattern ops @ non-towered airports

- Depart BUR on RWY 8, cleared to BUR expect ILS
- Start approach from VNY ( do procedure turn )
- Do ILS-8 to minimums

It's a pretty basic and straightforward interview process, it all took about
45 minutes. Bring your logbooks, DMV printout and ALL of your certificates.
they are running a class every month cuz they just bought 10 metros and need
to fill MANY other slots.

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