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Up Coming Interview

#1 Post by KenoraPilot » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:05 pm

Hey,

I have an upcoming interview in 2 weeks and was just wondering about the SIM EVAL. (Mind you have to pass the interview first but still) Is the SIM EVAL in YYZ or YVR? I am in YYC. Also is it on the DHC8 Classic or Q400?

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#2 Post by awitzke » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:14 pm

Sim eval could be at YVR or YYZ (IIRC). If you're in YYC, you will likely go to YVR. Last few guys I know who went through flew the Classic.
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#3 Post by Vanguard » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:54 pm

Two Sim Evals now. One static and One full motion offered at YYZ/YVR for full motion and static is YMX and I beleive YYC

Don't worry about Q400 or Classic. It doesn't matter.

Rides are pretty standard. Know your own procedures well and IFR and it should be quite simple.
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#4 Post by KenoraPilot » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:40 pm

I only ask as I haven't flown a turbo prop in almost 10 years and last time I saw an NDB or something on dials was 10 years ago....feeling the rust and a bit of nervous energy! :S
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#5 Post by atmosphere » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:59 pm

KenoraPilot, the SIM Eval is pretty straight forward, almost a standard IFR ride. They hand you a sheet with specific company SOP's and aircraft speeds and power settings. They give you 45 minutes to review them and then you hop into the sim.

You get to pick the seat you're most comfortable in. They'll ask you to give them a T/O briefing and just use your company one. Then off you go, into the air, no autopilot.

They don't care if you've ever flown a Dash 8 or not. They are looking to see if your flying skills are good, if your IFR is good, whether you're "trainable" or not and if overall you're a good person to work with on a 4 day pairing. Review your IFR procedures, including holds, and remember, you're not flying single pilot, use the other pilot, work as a team, use your CRM skills.

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#6 Post by KenoraPilot » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:05 pm

Cheers, Much appreciated on the advice!

Ok....first step! Don't blow the interview portion! :p
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#7 Post by atmosphere » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:15 pm

KenoraPilot wrote:Cheers, Much appreciated on the advice!

Ok....first step! Don't blow the interview portion! :p
Yes, get passed that first.
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#8 Post by andy_mtl » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:19 pm

Congrats on the interview.
A little suggestion, dont go memorizing the interview questions.
On day 2 of traying the hr girl was mentioning just that. How pilots overdoit on the interview.

Its just behavioural questions and company knowledge.
Review that and you ll be great.

About the sim eval.
I was in similar shoes than you. I never actually flew relying on an adf. But somehow flying it easier than sitting and thinking about it.

All the best !

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#9 Post by awitzke » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:00 pm

Vanguard wrote:Two Sim Evals now. One static and One full motion offered at YYZ/YVR for full motion and static is YMX and I beleive YYC

Don't worry about Q400 or Classic. It doesn't matter.

Rides are pretty standard. Know your own procedures well and IFR and it should be quite simple.
There was two sims for a while, but it was only a few groups that did it. From what I understand it was not to move towards a two sim process. They wanted to run the same people through both sims to see how the final result compared. The thought was (again, second hand information) that if the non motion sim ended with the same result as the full motion they were going to transition to one sim, non motion due to the lower cost and freeing up the "D" sim for training. Unsure if they are still putting applicants through two sims. There were groups in November that did two, and also groups that only did one.
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#10 Post by Rowdy » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:50 pm

The sim eval is super straightforward. Show up, be positive, review what they tell you to in the 45 mins prior as mentioned. Pick a seat and basically fly a standard ride, steep turns, a hold, an engine failure, a precision and non precision approach. As mentioned they're looking for crm skills, trainability and attitude. I can tell you this much, the sim is super pitch sensitive. Slow your hands!! Also, its a giant rudder...

I was in Andys class and can confirm those comments. They will send you an interview prep pdf file. Read it and answer the questions in the format they ask and all will be well! There isn't a need to script it or prep too much. They figure it out pretty quick when you do :)

After that there is a 'medical'. Your reference checks and a criminal background check.

The process seems to range from two months to six months..

*edit* whoops! seems atmosphere covered most of that already
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#11 Post by iamnomaverick » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:43 am

PM me your email, I have a few files regarding interview and sim eval you will find helpful. Good luck!
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#12 Post by KenoraPilot » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:18 pm

Well got the SIM Eval, now one last question. What do you wear to a SIM Eval? I'm assuming not a full suit and tie? Since I am just flying in for the day.


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#13 Post by PositiveRate27 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:39 pm

KenoraPilot wrote:Well got the SIM Eval, now one last question. What do you wear to a SIM Eval? I'm assuming not a full suit and tie? Since I am just flying in for the day.


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I wore a suit and tie, as did the guy before me and the guy after. Congrats on the sim evaluation!
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#14 Post by Rowdy » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:10 pm

I was shirt and tie.. no suit jacket. Was told business casual is fine... but theres no such thing as overdressed :wink:

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#15 Post by DanWEC » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:39 pm

Rowdy wrote:I was shirt and tie.. no suit jacket. Was told business casual is fine... but theres no such thing as overdressed :wink:

Good luck!
Oscar Wilde speakathe the truthe! When was the last time you said no to a man in a suit?



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#16 Post by tipsails » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:21 pm

Rowdy wrote:I was shirt and tie.. no suit jacket. Was told business casual is fine... but theres no such thing as overdressed :wink:

Good luck!
As I'm sure many pilots applying at Jazz are coming from 703 with low pay, many might not have a suit. I don't think I've worn a full on suit nor had a need for one in 5+ years. If I were to get an interview there I'd stick with my biz casual. Nicely put together tailored shirt/pants/tie/belt/shoes can look better than an ill fitted suit anyways.
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#17 Post by andy_mtl » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:50 pm

You can buy a fitted suit on special for under 100$
No excuses on not dressing the part in my opinion

But then to each its own.

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#18 Post by NickyNick » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:40 am

andy_mtl wrote:You can buy a fitted suit on special for under 100$
No excuses on not dressing the part in my opinion

But then to each its own.

Andy

Wasting money on a suit for a one time thing makes no sense. DIdn't your parents bring you up to value a dollar and not waste? Must be like most of the world, put er on credit card.
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#19 Post by iflyroads » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:11 am

NickyNick wrote:
andy_mtl wrote:You can buy a fitted suit on special for under 100$
No excuses on not dressing the part in my opinion

But then to each its own.

Andy

Wasting money on a suit for a one time thing makes no sense. DIdn't your parents bring you up to value a dollar and not waste? Must be like most of the world, put er on credit card.


A suit can come in handy for more than just an interview...I wouldn't just call it a one time thing...
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#20 Post by Canoehead » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:54 pm

You might be surprised at the value of dressing in a suit for any of your employment appointments/sim evals at Jazz. Professional dress is not mandatory, but listen to andy_mtl would be my advice.
And I might know what I'm talking about :wink:
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#21 Post by skypirate88 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:09 pm

There's really no such thing as being over-dressed. If you show up and feel a suit is too much, just remove the jacket...pretty simple.

A simple black/dark grey suit is always a good thing to have in the closet anyway.
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#22 Post by mbav8r » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:18 pm

Yep, I have one suit, bought it at Moores for my Jazz interview and sim eval, if it still fits I'll wear it for my AC interview. If I go to a wedding, might wear it for that too.
As for Nickynick, if everyone who finds him annoying just blocks his posts, eventually he'll go away. I'm putting him on the ignore list right now and will no longer read anything to do with his whiny poor me trolling. I urge everyone to do the same:)
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#23 Post by awitzke » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:44 pm

andy_mtl wrote:Nickynick
Listen you little irritating troll.

First of all i ve been homeowner since i m 20 paid off school in 2 years and got fxxx all from my parents.

Second

Stop posting all you whiny poor me feel bad for me i m cant get an interview.

Third

Wanna be a professional? Dress like one!

You want to go to a professional interview as an airline pilot, and you will eventually rappresent the immage of a company and you wanna wear blue jeans !?
Seriously?
Who said anything about blue jeans?
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#24 Post by KenoraPilot » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:01 pm

Well in an attempt to bring this thread to a conclusion....thank you all for the advice and words of wisdom (bar a few). The sim went well.....as I could hope for never flying a DHC8-300 before. I assume it went well as they called to set up medical, criminal background and ref call 16 hours after I left the sim. So far so good.

Again thank you all! Cheers! KP
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#25 Post by mbav8r » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:24 pm

Welcome to Jazz! Seriously though, as long as nothing shows up during your medical I would say you can expect an offer to follow shortly after that, just my guess, but I'd be optimistic at this point.
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