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messdaddy

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Got the call and am looking for any good information on the interview process. I did a search and saw some newhires out there. Can anyone PM me with some good info? I have the information off aviationinterviews.com.

Thanks.
 

Paul R. Smith

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A 25 or 50 question written test comprised of ATp written questions
A sim in a twin frasca I believe
---A Tight DME arc, An NDB approach and holding, ILS And thats about it
A HR interview 1 on 1
A Pilot Panel interview.

Thats tht jist.

Get your hand flying skills cooking again and you should do fine. Good luck!
 
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RP170

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Paul R. Smith said:
A 25 or 50 question written test comprised of ATp written questions
A sim in a twin frasca I believe
---A Tight DME arc, An NDB approach and holding, ILS And thats about it
A HR interview 1 on 1
A Pilot Panel interview.

Thats tht jist.

Get your hand flying skills cooking again and you should do fine. Good luck!

DME arc and NDB holding and approach? Do you guys actually fly any of those out west at Horizon?
 

bitememesa

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RP170 said:
DME arc and NDB holding and approach? Do you guys actually fly any of those out west at Horizon?

The anatomical part of a female most commonly referred to by a slang term for a cat.

That's what comes to mind...
 

P-Dawg_QX

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RP170 said:
DME arc and NDB holding and approach? Do you guys actually fly any of those out west at Horizon?
I'm guessing your E-170 doesn't even have an ADF? You poor thing...how do you listen to Radio Disney?? ;)
 

RP170

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P-Dawg_QX said:
I'm guessing your E-170 doesn't even have an ADF? You poor thing...how do you listen to Radio Disney?? ;)

Was just asking a question. No flame intended. We do have an ADF however.
 

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The interview gouge above is incorrect, the process recently changed...I have a friend in the current class.

They still have the pilot interview & HR interview. The written is gone, replaced by a technical interview. They give you a short flight, such as Pasco-Walla Walla, with some bad weather thrown in, and ask you situational questions about it. You don't need to know FAR 121...if you're currently flying 135, they'll assume the flight is done under 135...if flight instructing, under 91.

Once all that is done they'll ship you over to Hillsboro to do a sim ride, since the Frasca at the training center is OTS. You can expect the same flight that you just discussed in the technical interview, with a curve or two thrown in. Will still involve a few approaches, holding, some NDB work, etc.

Good luck. We're really short on guys right now, particularly in the Q400. Did 110 hrs last month as a reserve.
 

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Hmmm...so now that the NDB's are turned off and the approaches are going away, what now??? Are the aircraft GPS equipped???
 

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All the A/C are dual FMS with GPS and IRU's. All A/C are CAT IIIa HGS hand flown. The RJ and 400 can do FMS and RNP approaches and departures. The 200's can not do approaches but can do the departures.
 

NoJoy

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T- thats an awsome avatar!
 

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Yes we are really short now with rumors more aircraft coming (Q400s of course) other than the aircraft schedualed to come next year. Also short on applicants, so apply and don't scrw the interview.
 

Steveair

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Not to rain on the parade but I know a few people leaving Horizon because they don't like sitting reserve / will take years to upgrade....
 

Yank McCobb

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Steveair said:
Not to rain on the parade but I know a few people leaving Horizon because they don't like sitting reserve / will take years to upgrade....

And I know people staying because they like the company and the flying, they already have their time, don't care about a quick upgrade, and plan to be there long-term. So everyone needs to assess their own situation and make their own decisions as to what is best for THEM. The long upgrades etc, are well known so I believe people are aware of what they are signing up for.
 

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Are there any 200/400 F/O's based is Seattle that can past a copy of a typical pairing or give some idea of what a new hire can expect?? Thanks in advance!!
 

Yank McCobb

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No -400 pilots based in SEA. And you don't get to pick your aircraft or base as a new hire. They assign it. You also can't bid out of it at all for 2 years, and then, if you did, you would start over again at the bottom of the payscale. One of the great aspects of this dynamite contract courtesy of the Teamsters (and the locals who agreed to it).
 
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flythere

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Yank McCobb said:
you don't get to pick your aircraft or base as a new hire. They assign it.

Most places are that way!! The only reason I ask is I spoke with a Capt in DEN last week, he said they would be hiring in the next couple of months for the 200 and 400. He seems to think the rj was staffed pretty well!!
 
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