These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with United Airlines Aviate
If ground speed is 120kts how long will it take to get to alternate airport that is 100 nm away? 50 minutes
Why United? 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.
What is the max holding airspeed/altitudes? Surface-6000: 200kts
Tell me about a time that you did something creative to solve a problem. Had an incident in flight and had to be creative, landed immediately.
Tell me about a time you went above and beyond to help a coworker. Staying late to help students prep for checkrides.
Tell me about a time when you didn’t get along with someone and how you addressed it. Had to fly with someone who was insistent on vaping in the cockpit.
What does climb via mean?
If ATC says to climb to 17000 while on the SID do you still have to abide by the crossing restrictions? No
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.
What does descend via mean? Descend according to a published procedure.