This post will attempt to highlight the typical GoJet Airlines interview. Our goal is to learn about you and it is your opportunity to learn about us to see if we are the right choice for you. To facilitate that goal, we want to make the interview experience as enjoyable as possible. Preparedness is a key to success, never hesitate to reach out to your recruiter leading up to the interview should you have questions.

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Well, well, well…so, you’ve done it. You’ve officially decided that you want to go fly jets for the airlines. It’s a big step, and quite a difficult choice to make, especially if you will be getting out of the military before retirement. That is how I did it, so I decided to help out fellow #RTAGers by putting together what I learned during my transition, providing a rough timeline that could help you decide what steps to take, and in what order. If you’re still on the fence, it could also give you some clarity for what to expect if you decide to pull the trigger. Some of this may not apply if you are retiring, but a lot of it goes for everyone making the leap.

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I grew up with a grandfather that worked in the airline industry since before I was born. Although he was a mechanic and not a pilot, his stories of times with the Thunderbirds imparted a love of aviation from as early as I can remember. We talked aviation constantly, until he passed away in 2016. He worked for 3 different airlines after retiring from the Air Force in 1974, finishing out with America West Airlines in Phoenix, AZ. My life’s goal was to eventually fly for America West. I guess in a way through American Airlines I can finally achieve that goal.

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Your helicopter flight experience is credited toward the aeronautical experience requirements to become an airline pilot. It is paramount that you understand the different gates and types of aeronautical experience required for either unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate or Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certificate.

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