These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with JSX
Tell me about a time you went above and beyond your normal job role.
Drove a passenger to his hotel when his rental car didn’t show up
Tell me about a good decision that you made.
Low fuel because of unpredicted winds so had to divert and with quick math and fuel management I was able to make it safely to my alternate airport chosen
Tell me about a bad decision that you made.
Chose to work while fatigued for the money
- Tell me about a time you were pressured into doing something unsafe and how you responded.
Tell me about a time you improved your co-worker’s knowledge or performance.
I was going through one of her students logbooks and noticed that they had done their solo XC and the endorsement had not been signed. Informed the instructor to let her know that she needed to get it filled in correctly.
Reminded him about 250 kts under 10000 while we were being slam dunked and dealing with icing
Tell me about a time you were pressured into bending or breaking company policy.
Disgruntled captain at my last company didn't care about company policy and would whimsically dismiss any item on the check list relating to company policy. I would have to relate each to them to safety of flight to convince him, to adhere to policies.
If you were flying with a captain that decided to go through minimums how would you react? What would you do?
Tell him it’s not legal and we shouldn’t, if at minimums neither runway environment Or ALS in sight call go around, if he/she doesn’t respond to your call, say my controls and initiate go around procedure. Debrief on the ground
Tell me about a time that you had a conflict at work/in the cockpit and how you resolved it.
I had a student show up for a lesson and noticed that from his body language and demeanor that he was upset and disgruntled from the start. Our lesson that day consisted of pattern work, and since the start of the preflight to our taxi and first take off, his mind was elsewhere. It caused him to miss a few instructions from atc which I had to jump in. He then blamed me for it. I calmed him down by having him focus on each part of the pattern and verbalizing each step in hope of calming him down and focusing on the task at hand. I also gave him more time with a full stop and taxi back so he wasn’t rushed or anxious. It worked well and we finished our lesson better than how we started
Tell me about a time that you told a superior something they did not want to hear.
I worked at Piedmont Airlines, performing ground Operations. The training manager was showing new hires how to operate a belt loader when I noticed it was being done incorrectly per owner new company policy with belt loaders. I asked her if I could interrupt her for a moment because I had to speak with her a moment, She excused her self from the group to speak with me off to the side. I explained what she was doing was incorrect per our new change in policy and that I would be glad to show the group the correct way of being done. At first, she was not accepting of what I was saying, then she realized she was incorrect and said, yes could you show them the correct way, as I didn't realize I was still doing it the old way. She thanked me for pulling her aside and not embarrassing her or making an issue of it in front of the new hires.
Tell me a time when you were caught unaware.
I was flying a cross country and noticed a large precipitation built up ahead of us that was forecasted to be minimal. As I got closer, I noticed that the precipitation was getting worse. I asked atc for vectors around it and made sure I had enough fuel to deviate from flight plan. It taught me to always have a plan no matter what phase of the flight it could be and to be ready when least expected.
(Hired at JSX)
The information shared on aviation interviews.com was an exact description of the interview day and questions asked.May 17, 2023
(Hired at JSX)
Awesome prep for my interview. All possible questions are listed here. Highly recommended to be used by anyone prepping for upcoming interview. Thanks a lot.