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These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with Alaska Airlines

  1. What is Turb. penetration speed on your last aircraft.
  2. What are the differences between ALSF1 and ALSF2 lighting systems?
    ALSF has two side row red bars, usually associated with CAT 2.
  3. What kind of airspace is around LAX?
    Class B. Very congested airspace.
  4. Can you intentionally fly a turbojet beneath Class B?
  5. What are Cat 1 mins?
    200 AGL and 1/2 sm
  6. Have you ever had a significant disagreement with another pilot?
    Night flight…Cap and I disagreed on the sole use of ForeFlight radar data when making deviation decision into IAD. He was very comfortable accepting and making decisions off of the ForeFlight data alone, I was not. I strongly suggested that in the interest of safety and the comfort of our passengers, we go around and not shoot a gap. That decision added maybe as much as 10 minutes to the flight. We’ve established a new rule on our account, if you can’t agree, the safest approach wins.
    Yes, I had a time another pilot wanted me to land in the face of a building thunderstorm and I politely said no.
  7. What do you do in your free time?
    weight lifting, antiqueing and repurposing antiques, photography, guitar
  8. What’s your choice of base?
    PDX or Seattle
  9. What’s your equipment preference?
  10. What would you do if Alaska didn’t hire you?
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    (Hired at Alaska Airlines)

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    (Hired at Alaska Airlines)

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