Cockpit Crew Pilots Hiring Sunwing Airlines


Cockpit Crew Pilots Hiring Sunwing Airlines 


Sunwing Airlines Inc. is a Canadian low-cost airline headquartered in the Etobicoke district of Toronto, Ontario. Sunwing Airlines offers scheduled and charter services from Canada and the United States to destinations within the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean,Central America, and South America.

Parent organization: Sunwing Travel Group

Destinations: 73

Headquarters: Toronto, Canada

Commenced operations: November 17,


Bag information: In economy, within

Canada and United States, 1st bag $26,

2nd bag $36. To other destinations, 1 st

bag free, 2nd bag $36. More Sunwing

Airlines bag information

Employees: 1,500  2015


. Canadian Airline Transport Pilot License /

Frozen ATPL or CPL with IATRA written

· Valid Category 1 Medical Certificate

· Valid Transport Canada Group 1 Instrument


. Must have the ability to hold a valid RAIC

. Must be a Canadian Citizen, have a Permanent

Resident of Canada or applicable visas

. Must have minimum 2,000 hours total time


· Excellent interpersonal skills and positive work


· Possess a 'safety above all' attitude

· No Accidents / Incidents / Violations in last 3



· Flight benefits guarantee days off

· Great vacation package to go to Sun destinations if you book

last minute.

· 2 Level of benefits- Basic and Enhanced. Basic is company paid and Enhanced employee paid for. Depending on what you have,the benefits can increase or decrease.

· Travel perks are limited. Extended dental does not even cover

100% of a routine cleaning. Extended medical ok. Pregnant

employees have limited options, are often unable to accumulate enough hours for maternity pay

· 2% salary increase every year, free flights to Sunwing

destinations, discounted hotels, trip giveaways, BBQ lunches,

basic medical and dental coverage with option to buy in

extended coverage, RRSP contribution match. No maternity

leave top-up. Bonus not based on performance. No job training/tuition coverage.


1. According to you, what defines a professional pilot?

Someone who has knowledge, punctuality, effective and excellent communication skills, takes the first-hand command in all critical situations, well understands his limitations, willful in continuing training and adherence to company procedure at the same time very systematic in all approaches.

2. State the importance of proficiency in a number of

languages for a pilot?

Those Pilots who fly privately only require understanding control

towers, knowing only English can be just enough, but for Pilots who

need to fly publicly in a regular basis must be fluent in languages other

than English also.

This then becomes an added advantage for the Pilot in handling situations.

3. Pilots are required to take many simultaneous responsibilities during flight. Say something about this?

It is the Key responsibility of the Pilots to navigate the flight, monitor and guide his team of crew members, check & maintain the required technical instruments as well keep regular track of the weather condition at the same time controlling the height & air traffic.

Pilots are required to be skilled enough to perform all these duties and more,besides these, they are requested to have salient abilities in multi-tasking with strong concentration power.

4. What would be a pilot's role during an emergency?

An answer to this question should be to express your feelings first. It would be best to prove, citing examples, that you will be able to keep your mental calmness intact during such problematic situations and you can with your expertise easily self-control the emergency and assign tasks for crew members if necessary.

5. Did you ever have to modify the flight course?

Depending on the internal or external conditions; Pilots are trained enough and able to reform the course in flight.

Modification of the flight course is a very vital responsibility and requires close contact with control towers and attention to detail.

6. How would you assess your success in this job?

There are a number of ways in which you could assess your success in the field. You set big challenges for yourself and meet them.

The achievements you gained counts as your big success. Your boss told you that you had done a great performance. All those achievement cards, rewards & awards will speak about

your success.Your dream is to work for the company and you can cross any hurdle to achieve success in this company too. 

7. What type of work environment do you prefer?

You should answer this by mentioning that you enjoy a fast-paced,collaborative work environment. If you tell the interviewer that you like to work alone, or that you typically like a very slow environment, it could cost you the job.

You can read a full article on how to answer "What type of work environments do you prefer?"

8. What are your greatest strengths?

Ideally, pick strengths that are related to the job, or will help you in this

job. You should be thinking, "What will convince the interviewer that

I'm likely to succeed in this position?"

9. What languages do you speak?

This is a straight-forward question, and you should reply by stating all of the languages you speak at an intermediate level or above. Explain which languages you're fluent or native in, and which you're still learning.

10. What do you mean by V1?

Takeoff decision speed is known as V1.

11. What do you mean by V2?

Takeoff safety speed is known as V2.

12. In a situation when the ground crew is running behind or was busy with another job, what would be your role in loading the airplane with boxes?

In such a situation where the ground crew needs my help, I would, of course,

stand by him and help load the airplane with boxes.

13. What do you mean by LDA?

A precision approach that is offset from the runway is known as Localizer TypeDirectional Aid, it may have Gr

14. How does your current boss describe you?

He describes my qualities as a dedicated team player who always looks to make a difference.

15. In your opinion what qualities make a good pilot?

A good pilot takes his or her job seriously and is a good risk evaluator, not a risk-taker. He is one who consistently carries his able attributes as his personal baggage on each & every flight.

16. What was your motto behind becoming a pilot?

Try listing the reasons behind you becoming a pilot beforehand and cite 2-3 most strong of them.

17. What are the 3 most vital things you must report before

entering into a hold?

Expect the further clearance time, the time of arrival at the holding fix and altitude needed to report on time.

18. What lesson have you achieved from mistakes from your pilot job?

You have to be very honest about such a question. Your answer has to be brief and to the point.

You cannot tell a lie that your career has been flawless. Your answer reflecting a positive aspect where you have learned from your mistake will add an advantage to your answer.

It is very common that you might fall short somewhere, you may make mistakes, it's human nature, but not all employers give a very positive gesture on that. There are people who find a learner in such situations and help them learn from the

mistakes made.

Here your answer would be stronger if you could add examples of your mistakes where you had a positive take-home effect.

Answer samples:

"I am a constant learner and prefer learning even from my mistakes. My mistakes

in my career have made me more alert and confident in those situations. My

knowledge has enhanced and skulls sharpened from mistakes."

19. What were your actions to improve your pilot knowledge in

the previous years?

Here one should work to include the improvement activities that he/she has done to the job in the previous years.

Activities related to positive self-improvement should be mentioned. Most employers look for employees who are goal-oriented. Exhibition of readiness for a life-long learning process is desirable. Regardless of what hobbies you choose to showcase yourself, you must remember that the goal behind everything is to prove yourself as self-sufficient, good at time management, and highly motivated.

One may frame answers like "I am a person who prefers to learn in a continuous process and also learn more deeply from my mistakes".

My learning enhances with discussions with seniors and experienced fellows in the field as well. I prefer to regularly upgrade myself with new courses and certifications and also attend job-related seminars & workshops.

20. Point out your biggest weakness.

The most tricky and obvious question to be asked in an interview is about one's weakness. One can never lie to this question.

If your answer to this question is like "no you do not have one",

the interviewer is assured that you are lying.

A personal weakness description would put you in a false position.

A mention of weakness may reveal a point which might not be

beneficial, your employer would put you in stake. So look to

mention a flaw that would reflect your good qualities rather.

For example:

I do not like sitting back idle, I am always into some kind of

constant reading and upgrading.

I am not much fluent in communications and like to develop the same with more public speech and presentations at work.

21. Say something about your achievements?

 By this question, the employer wants to understand your work skill. You have to answer mainly on work-based achievements.

Here, you have to exhibit those things in your career of which you are proud of. You have to point your key achievements, people involved, your role and your take-homes. These will definitely work to impress your interviewer.

If you have not many career-related achievements, try mentioning some of your personal achievements where you can highlight your social skills like communication, teamwork, presentation.


22. What do you rate yourself in handling situations at stress and work pressure?

Your rating should be justified, not over marking nor underrating yourself. It could be harmful for you. Never say you get panicked easily.

You may be very good and able in handling stress & pressure, just mention them with examples. How you handled them, what were your key responsibilities and how you


Your answer would add stars if you mention cases where you were unable to handle such situations, you even sought expert advice & guidance where from you also learnt lessons would simply showcase your inclination towards betterment.

23. What does the MSA circle on the approach plate means and

mention its use?

The Lowest altitude that provides at least 1000 ft obstruction or terrain clearance within 25 miles of the navaid it is based off.

This is used for emergency purposes only and does not always adhere to signal coverage.

24. How does radiation fog form?

Heat is radiated from the ground. After the ground starts radiating the heat into the atmosphere it has accumulated during the entire day under the sun.

The ground has the capacity to quickly cool down overnight and the air just above the ground space cools immediately as well, a presence of moisture in it cools to its dew point thus forming fog.

8. How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at

Sunwing Travel Group? What are the steps along the way?

It takes about a week. There is 2-3 interviews before they advise you if you got hired.

9. If you were to leave Sunwing Travel Group, what would

what is the reason?

As a flight attendant at a seasonal base, the only reason I can think of for leaving Sunwing would be to go to a competitor because I want year round employment as a flight attendant. I personally feel working for Sunwing as a seasonal flight attendant is great. I can work at other jobs when

I'm off and come back excited and refreshed for the next season.

The other advantage of Sunwing Airlines is if someone has a life change and can no longer work the hours required as a flight attendant, Sunwing has many other divisions that an employee could look into for career opportunities. They own several resorts, Sell Off Vacations, Nexus Tours, etc ...


10. What are the working hours at Sunwing Travel Group?

Flight attendants are guaranteed 80 hours per month but it can be more depending needs and your availability,

11. What is the interview process like at Sunwing Travel Group?

For a flight attendant position- non negotiable is the ability to swim. They are looking for customer service experience, well spoken and ability to follow directions, be on time (early is best) and confident when you speak. The 1-1 interview is only 20-30 minutes so make sure you come prepared to answer

standard situational questions and tell them a bit about yourself- strengths/weakness, previous experience, etc. Of course having a second language is always a plus. They do not have a weight restriction but you do need to be capable of meeting the physical demands and should be proportionate and consistent in your weight because of uniform requirements. There is a restriction on height ... I believe no taller than 6 feet which I assume is based on being able to comfortably walk down the aisles ...? I didn't pay much attention because I am well under 6 feet tall.

12. What should you wear to an interview at Sunwing

Airlines Inc?

Formals as per the Airlines requirements and matching their dress code.

13. Does Sunwing Travel Group require a background check?

Nope; standard 3 references check even faster if someone

recommends you for the position.

14. What are the perks offered by Sunwing Travel Group?

Flight Attendant training is intense, but lacking in practical

onboard training. Home most nights. A few layovers but not


Jesvita Melisha Mendonca

HR Team 

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