These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with Virgin America
Why do you want to work here? I do want to work for Alaska airlines because it’s a solid company and this is the company I do want retire from I talked to some crewmembers and they all tell me they are very happy here I want to be part of this culture I fit well in this company I am a safe professional and hard-working pilot I believe that culuture and experience that Virgin gives its guests fit very well with my personality and work ethic. Laid back and experienced.
Describe the perfect pilot. professional confident hard working
Tell me about a time when you diverted? While en route to EWR, weather closed in expectantly and traffic began to hold. We (FO and I) calculated our fuel was insufficient to hold more than 30 mins (less than our EFC) and decided to divert to a nearby airport that was a common airport used by our company. We refueled, and waited to be re cleared to our destination. Talked with passengers and everyone was understanding and appreciative.
Have you ever prevented a catastrophe?
Have you ever been rushed to get a flight out on time?
Tell me about a time when you have flown with a difficult captain.
Tell me about a time when you have helped a co-worker.
Have you ever broke an SOP/FAR to help the company?
Have you ever been on a committee at work?
How do you feel about merit based promotion?
Feedback from: Leuman V
I got the questions specific to my interview. It was nice reading other interviewees experiences.