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ADVANCED PILOT
TAKING YOUR TICKET TO NEW FLIGHT LEVELS

CAREER PILOT

THE AIRLINE INTERVIEW
Even in a buyer's market, take nothing for granted
ยป By Wayne Phillips

IT DOES AN APPLICANT
NO GOOD TO SHOW
5,000 HOURS AND
TWO TYPE RATINGS IN
A LOGBOOK, BUT NOT
ONE HOUR OF FLIGHT
TIME IN THE PREVIOUS
12 MONTHS. THAT WILL
CERTAINLY CAUSE THE
INTERVIEWER'S BROW
TO FURROW.

OH, SURE, IT'S a buyer's market for job
seekers. With the demand for pilots at a
robust pace, there may be some temptation
to consider the job interview a slam dunk.
Some may think that simply showing
up for the company interrogation with a
pocket full of FAA certificates, time in a
logbook, and an ability to fog a mirror will
result in a job offer. Anyone planning to
interview for an airline or corporate flying
job should take note of these essentials.
LOOK GOOD. It may be time to purchase
that black or navy blue power suit. There

is an expectation that pilot applicants will
adhere to the "clone dress code," in which
one applicant pretty much dresses like
another: Include the white shirt, tasteful
red tie (for men), and shined black shoes.
RECORDS. You likely will be asked to
provide clean, sharp copies of your FAA
pilot and medical certificates; birth certificate or passport; college transcripts;
and diploma. Be sure to bring these,
unwrinkled, in a briefcase or portfolio. If
your logbook is a mess, start taking exceptional care in making written entries. Most

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