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I had to do a skype interview because of how far away I live from CT. Then interview went relatively well, he started of with just basic HR questions and then we talked about several different approach plates. (view the study guide from this website).  Overall the interview was very easy... Continue Reading this Interview Experience

  1. Sep 13, 2021 The first portion of the interview was great, it was a zoom call.  Discussed IFR regs and briefed SIDs and approaches. Felt welcomed and really wanted to join the team. The second portion of the interview is a sim evaluation, drove out to CT to do it. Went into the sim eval and was greeted with hostility, which made the nervousness worse. (view the sim/scenario section of this website).  The person doing the sim evaluation was not friendly at all which makes me question the team... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. Aug 11, 2021 The interview process started with an online HR technical portion over Zoom, which went very well. You answer basic human resource questions about situational awareness, CRM, personality, customer service, etc. I had Dan, he was very professional and personable and makes you feel like you’re having a normal conversation instead of an interview. From there, they move into IFR regulation questions, which are pretty basic (91.75) as well as knowing approach plates into their common... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. Aug 03, 2021 My interview was 1 hour and 15 min online. First section was pretty easy.   Mostly HR type questions.  (view the study guide of this website).   Then technical questions.  passed the first round of interview, going to their CT headquarter to have a sim check, was told it will be a Mooney, G430, X-plane desktop, and insisted me to trim the airplane because the yoke is very... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. Aug 03, 2021 Interview consisted of an HR, followed by technical (make sure you can read an approach plate, all symbols, minimums, etc..) The simulator consisted of 3 approaches. They gave me 3 approaches that I hadn't seen before, but if you understand the plates and procedures, you should be fine. I used a friend's desktop simulator to help me prepare for the evaluation. The airplane is very hard to control, I recommend you get some desktop experience before... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. Apr 27, 2021 Consisted of 3 interviews, a human resources interview, a technical interview and a simulator evaluation. The technical interview is all about instruments, a departure procedure briefing, and an approach. It is important to know every detail of the approach plate.  (view the Sim/Scenario section of this website).... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. Apr 21, 2021 Tradewind flew me out with 24 hrs notice after an HR/technical interview I did over then phone (I knew the interviewer so a zoom call wasn't necessary). HR is easy.  (view the study guide of this website). Also make sure to read back departure clearance with all SID/STAR instructions per usual, there is no rush at all. The interview took place in Oxford, CT, so I had to uber 90 min from KLGA (which they reimbursed). Then sim, (view the Sim/Scenario section of this website).  ... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. Apr 11, 2021 It was a three tiered process, initially I had a quick HR interview over the phone that took about 20 minutes. Then a couple days later I had an in-depth interview HR and Technical interview with the Director of Training. The gouge on this site is exactly what he asked. Prep well for his questions and you will be fine. Then after the HR and Technical interview was over, he immediately let me know that he wanted to move forward with me and fly me out to Oxford to fly the sim. (view the... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. Feb 26, 2021 Technical interview is brutal! Study everything on the charts you are sent ahead of time, if you don't know an answer just admit that you don't know. Many scenario-based questions (similar to an IFR initial oral exam). If you make it through the technical you will get flown to CT for the sim eval. (view the sim/scenario section of this website).  The sim evaluator was on their phone the entire time I was flying (which sucks) so if you end up in a tricky situation you'll def be on your... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. Feb 22, 2021 I applied online in mid-January and didn't hear anything. I responded to a fb post in an aviator group of someone working with hiring and reached out to them to let them know I had submitted my resume and they responded a few days later that they will pull my resume and get back to me. I had a brief phone interview on a Tuesday morning, just a get-to-know-you: Later that week I was called to schedule a zoom interview for the following Monday at noon. This was the HR/technical interview,... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. Feb 19, 2021 I was given a departure (Teeterboro 3) and was asked to brief it. I didn’t get anything wrong on this but make sure you know how to get out of an area not utilizing gps (cross VOR radials).  Next I was asked to brief an approach plate that he had provided to me ahead of time. I was asked what the C (circling minimums) and D (declared distances) that he said I got right but most people got wrong.  I had Maxwell  as my interviewer. He was nice but I think communication... Continue reading this interview experience

  11. Feedback from: Andres C
    (Hired at TradeWind Aviation)

    Very helpful website

    Aug 08, 2021