Making the transition from military to civilian flying can be a challenge. GoJet has a tremendous track record of helping pilots successfully navigate through the changes that will be faced. In this blog, Captain and Pilot Recruiter Jason DuVernay answers questions from current and aspiring pilots who are interested in working with GoJet. Read more to learn what to expect in the GoJet interview process and how to prepare.
The initial portion of the interview is a meet and greet to help make you feel welcome and comfortable. There is a brief video presentation your interviewing recruiter will show if time permits. Additionally, the recruiter will discuss what the job entails, who we are as a company, what we believe are the benefits of working for GoJet Airlines and anything else that paints the picture of the airline. Each recruiter has their own experiences to share and will usually lead with it as it helps to develop a good rapport.
The recruiter will collect all documents for review. The interview invitation sent to you will include a list of the documents required on the day of the interview.
- All Log books
- Current Resume
- Signed copy of your Airline Apps
- GoJet Interview Supplement Form
- Pilot licenses
- Current First Class Medical Certificate and SOAP letter (Statement of Demonstrated Ability) if applicable
- FCC License
- Authorization to work in the US (if not using a U.S. Passport)
- Military Personnel – Form DD-214 – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or a United States Uniform Services Identification Card (Military ID) and proof you graduated from a U.S. Armed Forces undergraduate pilot training school and received a rating qualification as a military pilot.
Bring each of your logbooks – civilian, military (Form 759 & 759-1), written and/or electronic. We need to verify your flight time and endorsements, don’t forget to sign each page. We have minimal time to review your documents and verify your logbooks. We appreciate you totaling the final page of your logbook, otherwise we will end up totaling each column to verify you have the appropriate qualifications. This can take quite a while and could bog down the interview.
ROTOR TRANSITION PROGRAM
To successfully complete your Rotor Transition Program and enter training at GoJet Airlines we require:
- Total flight time: 750 Hours for military pilots, 1,500 Hours for civilian pilots depending upon your specific R-ATP qualifications
- Certificated with Commercial Pilot, Multi-Engine Land, and Instrument Airplane
- 250 hours of fixed wing pilot in command time (PIC)
- 200 Hours of Cross Country, 100 of which must be PIC fixed wing
→ Please review FAR 61.1 to learn the proper way to count cross country time for the purposes of achieving your commercial rating and R-ATP certificate.
- 100 Hours of night flying experience, 25 hours of which must be PIC fixed wing
- 25 hours of multi-engine time (We are able to give you the additional 25 hours required by the regulations in our simulators)
- 75 hours of instrument time (Actual or Simulated) you can count 25 hours of simulator time or FTD time while training with an instructor in a simulator or FTD that represents an airplane, please make sure you clearly identify and log this.
After collecting documents, we will begin the HR portion of the interview. Come in confident in your experiences; if you were invited to the interview, we want to hire you. You’ve already survived an application review and phone screen.
Be prepared to answer questions related to the job:
- Why you want to work for GoJet Airlines
- Customer Service
- Decision Making
The technical interview will cover Part 91 instrument flying. We have you brief an instrument approach; we will likely ask you questions pertaining to approach plate design, and operational guidelines. Make sure you can confidently read METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs. Every time we fly we must consult our weather and NOTAMs to ensure a safe flight. We must also determine the need for an alternate, whether the runway is safe to use, appropriately review and brief SIDs and STARs and more. Don’t be surprised if you are asked an emergency procedure or limitation from a recently flown airplane or helicopter!
There is plenty of gouge out there on regional airline interviews; if you dig, you will find information on our specific interviews. We are excited for the opportunity to interview you. Remember, if we invited you in for an interview we are hoping to hire you. If you show up dressed for the job, organized, enjoyable to be around, positive, professional and well prepared; we want you to join our GoJet Airlines family.