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Interview was VERBATIM of Study Questions on this website. Went very smooth, recieved an offer to join the Cadet Program right when the interview was... Continue Reading this Interview Experience

  1. Mar 16, 2023 This was an interview for the senior cadet position. I did the HR and technical interviews at the same time. Both pilots were fantastic that I interviewed with. Interview started with just some getting to know you questions, typical HR stuff. This website was spot on. The technical portion started with an airport diagram, just picking out things on the chart, along with the taxi instruction, etc. know the jepp plates. We then went through departure procedures, and STAR’s. Last was... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. Mar 16, 2023 Its like a mini checkride. There were two pilots doing the interview. They were very good at switching the screens to in order to help me every now and then. The first question asked was, can you read this metar? then asked, what's a takeoff alternate. All it is, is determining when you would need an alternate airport before you take off. If the weather is below landing minimums, you will need a takeoff minimum. This is because if the weather is below landing minimums and you just took off... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. Mar 14, 2023 Interview done over teams. Two captains got on the call, one was a check pilot. Asked the standard hr questions, (view the study guide of this website).  For the technical portion we went over metars and tafs and asked if we would need take off and landing alternatives. SIDS - asked what a sid is for and then had me read of the departure instructions from a specific runway asked the top altitude. STARS Make sure to read the notes on the approach plate as they will more then likely... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. Feb 16, 2023 Interview was simple. Follow other guides. Started with ~5 HR questions, (view the study guide of this website).   Then into the technical, this was basically an IFR flight plan from beginning to end. 1. METAR/TAF decoding (know RVR, landing alternates) 2. Taxiing diagram (Hotspots, beacons, crossing runways, runway length) on Jepp charts 3. Takeoff Alternates 4. SID ( Basic what would you do) 5. STAR (What would you do) 6. Approach into Charlotte Generally, not too hard. Review Jep... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. Feb 16, 2023 Follow study guide that is given. Follow what is presented here. 2 parts, HR and technical, HR = 4/5 questions about yourself and a scenario; mine was about a captain and jump-seater. Technical goes over study guide and weather, SIDs STAR's, approach and airport diagram. 50 minutes was how long mine was. The initial cadet program interview is finished after the HR, and Senior cadet is after the... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. Feb 06, 2023 Very straight forward interview for the program. Study the resources that they give you, especially the Jepp Charts. Brush up on the basics such as METARs and TAFs, O2 requirements, regulations and you will do just fine. Plan on giving an abbreviated brief regarding an airport diagram, SID, STAR, and ILS approach. Interviewers did a great job of trying to make the experience laid back and helped to take the stress... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. Jan 11, 2023 It started with two guys, One was a FO other was a Caption. First started with some basic logbook questions and answers about how ill get my hours, checkride failures, what I have learned from them, etc. Then we went straight into a release page from dispatch with a Metar and Taf. I didn't expect such a challenging metar. I read what I knew and said I would look up the rest on a decoder. (They were fine with that) Next, they asked the taf do we need an alternate (The answer was No). Next, we... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. Dec 29, 2022 Senior cadet interview. We started by discussing my flight times and my eligibility for R-ATP. We jumped straight into HR questions. I was asked how I would describe my leadership skills, why PSA, over fueling scenarios and basically “what would you do?” Scenarios. We jumped into a release from Cleveland to Charlotte. Decoded METAR and TAF - be sure to explain takeoff and destination alternates and if you’ll need one (you probably will need one). You will also see RVR... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. Dec 29, 2022 HR section of interview was very casual. I believe they just were trying to find out if you are someone that they would want to go on a trip with. Be yourself and you should do fine. For the technical, make sure you know Jeppesen charts. I've been using these charts since I earned my instrument rating and currently fly in all types of weather as a CFI with them. As a result, this wasn't a problem for me. I was asked to read METAR and TAF. He wanted to know if departure alternate was... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. Dec 29, 2022 The Study Guide that PSA cadet program sent was spot on. As long as you study the Jep Charts in detail you'll be fine. Also know how to decode TAFs and METARs. Very straightforward. Great... Continue reading this interview experience

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