Mil to Civilian transition 2


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Mar 29, 2005
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OK. The last thread concerning this topic is completely FUBAR from the original post. How about we start over with some meaningful discussion and help folks who are trying make the transition. Flamers, take your politics and other garbage somewhere else.

With that said, if you are planning on separating and getting an airline job, I think the best thing you can do aside of getting your ATP and other tickets punched is talk to some of the bubbas you know who went before you. If you have some good friends then ask them to write you a letter of recommendation. Continental is one that takes interviews off recommendations. FedEx likes to have one of their pilots bring you into the CP for a preliminary grip and grin. JB uses a computer database to pull applicants. Alaska has silver bullets. Southwest looks at the type get the idea. Each airline looks hard at one or two just need to network and find out what they are then press on. Good luck! I recommend having a guard or reserve job on the side to help with finances, networking and currency too! It could be a year or more before you get a call and you don't want to be out of the plane too long!