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baron79
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Air Transat Interview

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Hey guys,

I have my interview, Medical, and Sim Eval at the end of the month, Just wondering if I could get an idea on how it all goes down?
Is it a HR interview or a more technical interview?

How about the Sim Eval? I have been told it will be on an A310 but thats about it.

If lucky enough to get offered the position, where is training conducted on the 37? How long does it usually take to once hired to first day of flying? Do they do a company indoc course?

Sorry for all the questions?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Feel free to PM if you wish.

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The interview is not technical at all. They may ask you a few questions on your current ac but that's it, you will not be required to explain the hydraulic system etc. They want to know you as a person and see what you will be like on a 5 day pairing.

3 people in the interview, HR Union and a CP. They will ask you classic questions... Why Transat, etc. explain CRM , ask you what you would do if a captain has alcohol on his breath, if a captain says we don't need de ice, stuff like that.

They will tell you that you need to move to yyz. If you do well you will be asked to wait and see the VP, if they send you home without seeing the VP, you are most likely out.

Sim eval is on the 310, raw data, they don't expect you to know anything, there will be a 310 captain with you, use him. It is simple, you take off do a hold then an ndb approach at yul with an overshoot, using no automation, they want to see how you adapt.

737 sim is usually in YUL, however it could be Miami or Vegas. or Dallas, but most likely YUL. From hire to on line probably 5 weeks? maybe, and yes you will have a ton of company courses to do, some on line some at the head office. Anything else?
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3H,

Thanks a million for the reply, your info was exactly what I was looking for. To those who PM'd me, thanks a bunch as well!

Cheers everyone, Hope to be part of the AT Team soon, and good luck to everyone else!

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Hey,
Everything seemed to go pretty well the day of, she did have 3 of us waiting to meet the VP and as we were waiting she came over and said unfortunetly he is held up in a meeting. (Hopefully true lol) Sim was a bit of fun, the instructors were awesome. Sitting patiently waiting.....anyone else interview recently and hear back?
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baron79 wrote:Hey,
Everything seemed to go pretty well the day of, she did have 3 of us waiting to meet the VP and as we were waiting she came over and said unfortunetly he is held up in a meeting. (Hopefully true lol) Sim was a bit of fun, the instructors were awesome. Sitting patiently waiting.....anyone else interview recently and hear back?
in the interview, did you get any info about Upcoming groundschools?
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Hi guys! I hope all is well. Its been over a decade dream for me to fly for AT. The answer I'm seeking from the following question I will ask has probably been answered numerous times before. But since we are on topic it does not hurt to ask. As I can recall, the minimum requirements for AT seemed to be on the higher side. I believe an F/O requirement to be around 4000TT. And French as spoken language is a more-than-absolute-welcome asset: as I've heard that some interviews have been rocked back and forth from English to French.

Now... how realistic are the minimums set forth by AT. For one thing, I heard that French was good to have...but a lot of Anglophone pilots have been hired regardless of the linguistic asset. Info about technical experience required I could not find! Is there any flexibility in the 4000 TT or is that a hard required minimum. Could you guys provide any answers in regards to this? Thanks so much!!!
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Requirements are flex depending on who you know and your experience. As usual pic time / jet time never hurts...
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Yes, they've hired quite a few guys below the 4000tt. If you have a good connection or jet time, your total time isn't all that important, assuming you do well in the interview and sim eval.
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Any ideas on when the next course is planned?
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baron79 wrote:Any ideas on when the next course is planned?
I don't have any info or rumours about potential hiring. All I know is that they're doing interviews in mid July.
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Any more info other then what's posted for the interview would be great! Feel free to pm if you don't want to post it. Thanks a bunch!
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Hey mate, hope you got hired and now flying with AT, just wanted to know how did your interview and the SIM eval go, I know it's been a long time, but any small information is much appreciated.
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