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

  1. If ground speed is 120kts how long will it take to get to alternate airport that is 100 nm away?
    50 minutes
  2. Why United?
    Company culture is very important to me. United is known for having a very strong safety culture, they have a great network of people, everyone I have talked to says that they really enjoy the people there and that they are all very friendly. They have many different bases I find appealing and I am interested in international flight.
    When I think about the most important thing for me in aviation, I think safety, without safety awareness we all would be jobless very fast. I know United Airlines were the first one to implement safety procedures into their SOP's and in my opinion- this is the most important thing, you can be the best pilot on earth, with the best skills and the best training and you might be able to get out of a dangerous situation, but if you are a safe pilot you wouldn't be in a dangerous situation from the first place. I know that United Airlines is one of the safest airline if not the most, worldwide.
    I love United’s route system as well as the different type of aircraft that they fly.
    United has an exspansive route system.
  3. What is the max holding airspeed/altitudes?
    Surface-6000: 200kts 6001-14000: 230 14001 :265
  4. Tell me about a time that you did something creative to solve a problem.
    In flight it is better to expect the unexpected rather than to count on everything going smoothly. It is important to be alert at all times and to be ready to handle unexpected situations when they do occur. S- situation: simulated engine failure in flight T- task: make proper corrections using the dead foot technique and feathering procedures A- Assessment: there are instances where I have accidentally put in the wrong rudder pressure while going through the correction process. I recognized my mistake prior to making the situation worse and shutting down the wrong engine (identify, verify) R- Results: successful landing on a single engine
    Had an incident in flight and had to be creative, landed immediately.
  5. Tell me about a time you went above and beyond to help a coworker.
    Just the other day my friend started to feel sick. I was about to clock out and had some extra time before I had to be home. I ran to the store and got some medicine for her to help her feel better and to help her push through the rest of her shift.
    Staying late to help students prep for checkrides.
  6. Tell me about a time when you didn’t get along with someone and how you addressed it.
    Communication is key. If you are frustrated with someone there is a good chance that they are feeling frustrated too. Try not to aggravate the situation, discuss the problem at hand, and find a way to come up with a solution to what is going on.
    I had to fly with a PIC whose ego was bigger than the plane. I gave him assistance whenever it was deemed necessary, but any input I had was ignored and seen as inferior to his own skills and knowledge.
  7. What does climb via mean?
    Climb via the chart specified with all alt/speed restrictions
    Climb as stated in the SID procedures. Must comply with any altitude and airspeed restrictions.
  8. If ATC says to climb to 17000 while on the SID do you still have to abide by the crossing restrictions?
  9. What is a fly by point vs a fly over waypoint?
    A fly over point is a point that is on the approach procedure and it is a point at which must be crossed prior to making any turns where a fly by point is a point in which you are allowed to "cut the corner" so to speak and make that turn early to get onto the following heading.
  10. What does descend via mean?
    Descend according to a published procedure.
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    Jan 06, 2024  

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    (Hired at United Airlines Aviate)

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    Jul 05, 2023