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NetJets Pilot Interview Profiles

Date Interviewed: November 2006
Summary of Qualifications: ATP, 8000TT, 4000 PIC JET, Part 121
Were you offered the job? No
Pilot Interview Profile:

Laid back interview. I don't believe that I did well on it, however. I stumbled on the "what would you change about yourself, what would do you think is your worst attribute" type questions. Otherwise, the current gouge is spot on.
The sim was just like the description that is currently available. It is sensitive and I hadn't flown recently.

Date Interviewed: October 2006
Summary of Qualifications: 6000 hrs total,  800hrs 121 PIC,  4500 hrs turbine
Were you offered the job? No
Pilot Interview Profile:
October 2006

Interview with netjets on oct 2006 in CMH

Netjets paid for travel to the their CMH headquarters and provided us with single occupancy hotels. Our group consisted of a retired continental, ASA crj captain, air Wisconsin crj captain, colletta 727 first officer, and a female who also worked for continental. We were a small group as most are about 15 people. We toured the facility and were shown 3 different airplanes. We had to climb in the cockpit to ensure we could fit in the tight quarters. The tour included a brief history of the company and an explanation of how the system of dispatching aircraft works. We started the next morning at 8am with oral and simulator interviews. The oral was straight forward and with a captain and a HR person. Questions were centered on character, conflict resolution, and jepp charts. We used a mountain airport non precision approach plate. What is MSA, how many miles out does it extend? What category (speed) is this approved for? How low can you go? If you see the runway environment at MDA, how low can you go? Where is the VDP? How would you set up the radios for this approach? What entry would be used for the hold? The HR was a bit different. What book did you last read for pleasure? What charity did you last do? If you could donate to a charity now, which one would it be? What do you like to do? What would your chief pilot say you could improve on? What 'good' thing have you done recently? What mountain flying experience do you have? Why netjets? SIMULATOR: We used a motionless citation sim, with steam gauges on the capt side and efis on the FO. We were given a simplified atis and speed card with checklists. It's a pretty docile machine and you are not graded on anything below 200 feet or so. Once airborne, basic instrument stuff. Climb, descend, turn, hold a speed. 45 degree steep turns. Enter a published hold over the outer marker for a couple of turns and then cleared the ils approach. They are looking for ability to work as a crew, use crm and cover important items. It was about 30 minutes long for each pilot. Most choose to fly from the left seat on the steam gauges since the heading bug and associated knobs are set up better on that side for the non flying pilot to use.
Food was provided, breakfast and lunch.
Paid airline travel back home. Still awaiting reply as they are full untill december 06. The have 400 new ac comming, however 200 are replacements and 200 are fleet growth.
Date Interviewed: January 2005
Summary of Qualifications: ATP 3100hrs total time. 500 jet, 2200 turbine, 1700 pic total, part 121 time and part 91 corporate experience
Were you offered the job? Don't Know
Pilot Interview Profile:
I first submitted my resume via the company website. Within 3 days I had the application packet at my door. The application is long and does take time to complete but it will save time later. So take your time and do it right. It took me the better part of a day to complete. It requires a notary for the DMV check but no big deal. The log book questions and times breakdown was I think the biggest time consumer. Do not be discouraged though. It is worth it in the end. After sending the packet back via certified mail I was invited to interview within one week of submitting my packet.

When I called for my travel plans they made it very easy and booked the flight and hotel in my name. No standby travel here they book you a seat. They give you all the arrangements sent via email. All interviews are in Columbus, OH. They put you up usually in a hilton close or at the airport. They want you to arrive early afternoon and that evening the hotel shuttle takes you over to their Operations HQ and give a little dog and pony show about the company. Everyone is friendly and wants you to ask questions. They definitly want you at ease. Dress for this should be slacks and button down shirt or polo shirt. Ties aren't neccessary but no problem if you wear one. During this time they pair you up for the next day with your sim partner and give you your schedule for the interviews the next day. They show a brief video, give you the scoop on the company and take you on a tour of the operations center. Pretty impressive. Time to go back to the hotel and have a good dinner with your sim partner and get a good nights sleep. The next day can be long.

The shuttle in the morning takes you to the interview sessions in the morning. These are conducted at Flight Safety in Columbus. NetJets has offices there. I did my interview before my sim ride. I had two assistant chief pilots do my interview. Very relaxed and laid back. The questions started with asking about yourself and interests and background and what type of flying I had been doing up until that point. After that the first question is "Why NetJets?" I had my background and research at netjets so I knew why I wanted to be there. The like it if there is something in there about the type of flying they do that appeals to you. From there it was basic airman interview questions. I asked to brief an ILS into Toledo, other people briefed Aspen. Know your mountain airports. These are the bread and butter for netjets in the winter. They asked part 135 oxygen requirements, read a metar and TAF,Part 91 alternate requirements, what do the FAR's define night time as. After this then is was the human resources question. They wanted to know about the worst captain I have ever flown with and why and also the best captain and why. They gave me a radar picture with a big cell in Kansas and told me it was between me and my destination and what I would do. I told them I would not penetrate it. They then told me that my captain would not listen to me wanted to go thru it. The standard line of informing the captain that I do not think it was safe and that we should divert, he still refuses then what? I told him I would just tell ATC we were diverting and they said the captain then got on the radio and overruled me. I then said I would turn around and tell our passengers what we should do and get the passengers on my side and have them tell the captain to divert. The interviewers liked that answer alot. Then asked me what I would do with little kids in the back drawing on the walls with crayons. I said I would try to talk to the parents and give the kids something else to draw on but the interviewers said this does not work what then? After that there is nothing I can do in the air, technically these passengers own the airplane and all I could was tell operations on the ground to get the aircraft cleaned. The interviewers also liked that answer. The people do own the airplane. They asked me if I had any questions for them and I had none. We then had lunch supplied by the company. In the afternoon I had my sim session. They use an old Citation SII sim with no motion. You have a choice of the glass cockpit side or steam gauges side. I chose the steam gauges since that was the left side, you can pick either one. Very basic instrument skills is what they want to see. The sim is pretty old and all they want to see is basic skills. You take off and track to a VOR, hold over the VOR for about a lap and then shoot an ILS from there. I was in Toledo. Different interviewers use different places but Toledo seemed to be it for just about everybody. From the ILS to a missed and back to VOR approach to a landing. They give you power settings and procedures for the sim but keep it very easy. You are only graded on the holds and approachs for procedural things. Not if you can fly a citation. After this they take you back upstairs and arrange for a ride back to the airport. Sometime during the day they will take you in groups of 2 or 3 to the Corporate offices and you will take a urine drug screening test that they send out. This should also be on your schedule. This was on a Thursday and the next morning they called and offered me a job in a class starting in 10 days. I was put in the Ultra, but it all depends on your start date and how classes line up for the different aircraft. If I had waited a week I would have had a choice of the G200 or Excel. I took the earlier date for seniority.

Overall very professional and painless day. Great Company and we will have a new contract soon. Pay will be decent. The company pays all medical benefits and it is a good plan. Good Luck and look forward to seeing you at the company.

Date Interviewed: October 2001
Summary of Qualifications: NA
Were you offered the job? Don't Know
Pilot Interview Profile:
Given by 2 program managers. Lasted 45 minutes

Questions about my employers and position
Define CRM, is it important, what does it mean to you?
Give an example of how CRM could have prevented a Crash.
Lots of questions about an approach plate
what is MSA? Range? When would you use it?
What the minimums for the approach flying at 135kts?
What is the missed? how would you enter the hold?
At 8,000 what is the max hold speed?
What is the asterik for in the communications portion?
What are your takeoff minimums?
Any special requirements to takeoff that low? T/O Alt.
What are the criteria for the T/O alternate? How far?
Then questions about CRM and the Captain
Shows a line of wx and the captain wants to punch through
At TEB and runways iced over, EJA suspends flights, EJI GIV takes off and
Pax start calling you a liar...what do you do.
Captain doesn't want to write up something broken....and refuses after you
suggest it...what do you do.
Tell me what you know about EJA
Why do you want to work here
Are you willing to fly the Citation Ultra....answer is yes.
Are you willing to resign from your airline.

That's pretty much it. They stress safety number 1 followed very closely by
Customer Service.
They were receiving 450 applications per month prior to 9-11, now 1000 a
week initially.

Date Interviewed: February 2000
Summary of Qualifications: NA
Were you offered the job? Don't Know
Pilot Interview Profile:

Came to this web site to help prep for the interview. The basic information
is correct. There were suppoese to be twenty pilots there. Four airline
pilots, United, Delta, AA, and a US Airways. Guessing but not sure 3-4
commuter guys. I thought I could pick out 5-6 military guys. One no show but
they filled it with a stand-by who arrived just prior to the test(more on
that later). The space was a little tight but it was the biggest class room
flight safety had.

The pilots that I interviewed with were all Capts: Ken Robinson (Falcon
2000), Jim Stinsen (Falcon 2000) and Steve Rosandwich (sp) (Hawker 1000).
They spent the first two hours talking about the company: pay scales, work
schedules, vacations, history, Company set-up, training, gateways(still can
not figure that out all the way:IAD, TEB, BDL, MSP, APA, LAS, DAL, PDK, MCO)
etc. Very professional power point program with video. At the end they
answered questions. They did not seem to side step any questions and I feel
they were straight shooters. (Guess I'll find out since they offered me a

I was a little surprised by the Test. No one told me about that and some of
they guys I interviewed with were shook-up about it. I could a couple of the
guys were having a difficult time with it but I did not think it was that
hard, timed... but not hard. Basic math, word skills, general knowledge and
something with patters. I found out lated by talking to a flight safety guy
that the test can knock you out of the running. Must of done O.K. on it. The
sim was just as this web site said it was. Pretty straight forward, I was all
over the sky to start with. The Flight Safety guy was nice and stated that
everyone over controls a little to start with and thats why they start with
some basic airwork, steep turns. After I settled down the rest of the flight
went just as stated here. PDK holding, entry and one turn. Track outbound
PDK south, with a desent holding airspeed. Hit anvel (sp?) at ATL,
proceedure turn and intercept the ILS inbound for a westerly approach to a
landing. Pretty basic, the sim is two 45 min flight, both the same, one as
FO then Capt. They are looking for situational awareness and good CRM skills
so you get evaluated while acting as the FO also.

They took turns during the interview, I actually interviewed with Robinson
ans Stinsen. One of the EJA pilots was always in the breakroom, talking
joking and answering questions. They seemed very friendly but don't let your
guard down this is still part of the interview. One Yo-Yo took his tie and
jacket off after the interview and I could see that rised an eyebrow when the
EJA guy saw him. The questions were the standard; pilot drinking, brief
jep, lack of sleep, far questions rvr, mda.mea, etc.

They have changed they no longer have pay for training, and you start in CMH
for company indoc, then on to aircraft training where they cover all the
cost. I'm going into the citation X as an FO. Well they seem to be pretty
squared away, Guess I find out as I start next week.

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