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Checklist for Success

by Cheryl Cage

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"All the advice I could provide is contained in this book. Your careful reading and study of this material . . . will certainly enhance your chances." —W. H. Traub, vice president of flight standards and training, United Airlines

“Cheryl Cage began Cage Consulting in 1988. Over 15,000 pilots have used the services of Cage Consulting in preparing for airline pilot interviews and over 50,000 copies of Cage Consulting aviation career books have been sold. In addition to her work with individual clients, since 1990 Cheryl has also served as an Independent Consultant to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). During this time she has presented her pilot interview preparation seminars to over 3,000 displaced ALPA pilots from PanAm, Midway, USAirways, TWA, Air Wisconsin, West Air, and Aspen Airways to name a few.

Airline Pilot Technical Interviews

by Ronald McElroy

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"I found Airline Pilot Technical Interviews very thorough. It covers a great deal of material and is a 'must-study' for any pilot applicant." —Dale M. Lutz, captain and Pilot Mentor Program Leader, United Airlines

There are many variations of technical questions that can be asked in an interview; however, there is a specific approach a pilot should take in preparing for this section of the interview. Author Ron McElroy provides an abundance of exercises in the areas of: mental math, approach plates, AIM, regulations, weather, systems and aerodynamics, and cockpit situations to analyze and resolve. Aspiring professional pilots will be prepared to display their flying skills during the simulator ride, as well as their aeronautical knowledge during the face-to-face oral questioning. Not only will this book ensure better performance during a technical interview or test, but you may learn something new that will help you fly the line a little better.

Mental Math for Pilots

by Ronald McElroy

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“[This book] revs up the brainpower to quickly process not only those pesky math questions asked during airline interviews, but expands the mental hard drive to handle a wide range of practical number problems in flight.” —Wayne Phillips, FAA designated Pilot Examiner and captain for United Express

Being able to easily perform math calulations in your head is a skill that every pilot strives for. If (like many!) you struggle a bit with this process, or, if you are simply looking for a way to improve your math skills in the cockpit, then 'Mental Math for Pilots' is a must read! Whether you are gearing up for that coveted pilot interview, preparing for a checkride or proficiency check, or simply want to improve your inflight calculations performance, author Ron McElroy offers numerous invaluable tips and tricks to help you in all areas of cockpit calculations. Sharpen your math skills for the interview as well as for the cockpit, with these instructions for figuring math problems in your head without paper or electronic calculator.

Airline Pilot Interviews

by Irv Jasinski

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Irv Jasinski is a former Manager of Pilot Recruitment with a major airline. Has coached thousands of pilots who now fly for major airlines. Heads Airline Pilot Employment Advisors. Has taught interviewing courses at the University of California Extension programs, and other colleges across the country. Also taught interviewing techniques to pilots at military bases, flight schools, and pilot job fairs. Holds Bachelors degree in psychology / personnel / business management.

Expert interviewing techniques for pilots applying with regional, national and major airlines. 500+ types of questions asked by interviewers, and samples of military and civilian resumes and cover, update, and recommendation letters. Over 20 illustrations. Prepares you for your interviews with Personnel, Flight Department interviewing captains, the physician and psychologist.

Ace the Technical Pilot Interview

by Gary Bristow

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Get your career off the ground with this updated guide to acing the technical pilot interview!

Written by an experienced airline pilot, Ace the Technical Pilot Interview, Second Edition is filled with more than 1000 questions and answers, many of them all-new. This practical study tool asks the right questions so you'll know the right answers. It's a must-have, one-stop resource for all pilots, regardless of aircraft type, performance, or global region.

Ace the Technical Pilot Interview, Second Edition helps you:

  • Review the material most likely to be asked on your interview
  • Practice with 1000+ exam-style questions—complete with answers
  • Learn about the latest technologies, including CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) and ADS (Automatic Dependent Surveillance)
  • Focus your study on what you need to know

Everything Explained for the Professional Pilot

by Richie Lengel

Everything Explained for the Professional Pilot Link

This is a big book. Full of everything aviation. And, we do mean everything. This ultimate reference book explains all aspects of aviation from props to heavy jets.

This book is totally amazing. In a CFI class of 8, one person bought it the first day. We all were skeptical, it was a little bit more money than your average pilot handbook. By the end of the week, 6 of the 8 had it. By the end of the second week everyone had it. It is so incredibly easy to read and understand. As it states on the cover, "Plain English" that couldn't be more accurate. I own a long shelf of pilot books but this one is the only one that seems to sum everything up. The part I love about this book the most is its quick reference qualities. That day you're sitting around wondering about something or your student asks a question and you draw a blank, all you need to do is crack this book and the answer is right there in bold letters (literally). This book probably wouldn't be of much use for someone who isn't already familiar with the material however.