Did you receive the job? Yes
Total Flight Time: 1,000
Total Turbine PIC: 800
Total Turbine SIC: 0
Other previous Aviation Experience? Commercial ASEL, AMEL, Flight Instructor CFI, CFII, MEI
Where was the interview? Boston, Mass.
What to bring to Interview: Logbooks, Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, Medical, ALL certificates, Copy of drivers License, Resume with hours break down.
Was Transportation Provided? No
Transportation Comments: The company will refund no more than $200 to get to the interview. If you get a call from the recruiter asking when you can interview, ask if they will be at a local aviation event/career fair. If they are, they will delay the interview to that event and schedule to meet you there.
Was Lodging Provided? No
Lodging comments: See transportation comments.
Did you get a Food Allowance? No
Did you have Phone Screen? Yes
Phone screen comments: It was a very quick phone interview. Questions were very yes/no. I.E. Are you still interested in Cape Air., Etc.
and a quick review of the application submitted online.
Was there a Technical test? No
Technical test comments:
Was there a Personality test?: No
Personality test comments:
Did you have a Cognitive test?: No
Cognitive test comments:
How many on the panel interview: Two
Interview Questions:
  • Why do you want to work for Cape Air?
  • Have you been arrested before? Tickets/Driving record.
  • DO you know Cape Air’s values? What does MOCHA HAGoTDI mean?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where a co-worker and yourself had a disagreement? How did you handle it? What was the outcome?
  • How does a Turbo Charger work?
  • How would you handle an engine failure on a multi-engine aircraft?
  • What does PAST mean relating to multi-engine aircraft
  • Do you understand how Cape Air’s system works? Bidding, etc.
  • Are you willing to relocate?
Did you have a Simulator Eval? No
Simulator Eval Comments:
Simulator Eval Prep? No
Who did you SIM Prep with?
How much was SIM Prep?
Did you have a Physical Exam? No
Physical Exam comments:
Overall Impression?: The recruiters were very nice, laid back and approachable. When they ask “do you have any questions” they really want to answer all the questions you have. Cape Air is a very style of airline and they want to make sure you know exactly what to expect.
Did you do Interview Prep?: No
Interview Prep Comments:
Additional Comments: Cape Air hires First Officers, even though they are not required for the style of the flying they do. The F/O program is meant to make you a captain. If hired into this program, a contract stating that you will stay for 1 year after they get you the ATP is required. A break in contract only means you will be put into an “un-hireable” status on your record, which other airlines have access to. Cape Air also hires “Street Captains” for those that meet ATP minimums already.
Additional Advice: Be honest and upfront. I told them at the interview I was not willing to relocate and that I was planning on commuting. They then told me how to commute and their commuting policy. Also, If you don’t plan to stay through the full commitment of 1 year after your ATP, DO NOT APPLY. They invest A LOT of money into the F/O Program and go above and beyond to help everyone. If nothing else, I want to make it clear that Cape Air is a GREAT company to work for.