Cockpit Crew Pilots Hiring WestJet Airlines


Cockpit Crew  Pilots Hiring  WestJet Airlines :


WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian airline that began operations in 1996. It started off as a low-cost alternative to the country's big airlines. WestJet served over 100 locations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean via scheduled and charter flights.

Headquarters: Calgary, Canada

Destinations: 100+

CEO: Ed Sims (8 Mar 2018-)

Subsidiaries: Swoop, WestJet Encore,

WestJet Link, WestJet Vacations Inc.

Hubs: Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, Vancouver International Airport.


.1500 hours total time

.250 hours fixed-wing pilot-in- command time

. Transport Canada Airline

. Transport Pilot's license (ATPL)

. Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating and Class 1  medical

.Current valid passport (and a Canadian Permanent Resident Card if you are not a holder of a Canadian passport)


.Socialized bidding: Non-seniority bidding for schedule

.Minimum monthly guarantee of 77.5 credit hours

.Overtime triggered at 85 hours, or if working on a guaranteed day off or vacation day

.2 weeks vacation plus 10 statutory holidays

.Annual uniform allowance

.Meal Cost Replacement

.Commuting Program: Includes standby travel (in uniform) to working base.

.Non-seniority standby, intercompany, travel privileges on WestJet Group network (within first 10 days)

.Jump seat agreement with other airlines.


1. What, in your view, defines a professional pilot?

Someone who has knowledge, punctuality, effective and good communication skills, takes first-hand command in all important circumstances, understands his limitations, is committed to ongoing training and adherence to business protocol, and is extremely systematic in all approaches.

2. What is the significance of language proficiency for a pilot?

Private pilots simply need to comprehend control towers; knowing only English is sufficient; however, pilots who need to fly publicly on a regular basis must also be competent in languages other than English.This then gives the Pilot an advantage in managing 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 is the purpose of a pilot in 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 Type Directional Aid, it may have Gr

14. How would 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 need to be reported 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 been enhanced and skills 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 very fluent in communications and like to develop the same with more public speech and presentations at work.

21. Say something about your achievements?

By asking 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 to 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 executed.

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 mean 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.

25. List the top 3 skills that will make you an ideal team member at WestJet.

"I see that your job description requests candidates who are organized, honest, and driven by customer satisfaction. These skills are at the top of my list, but in addition to these, I am a proven leader and can work well under pressure."

26. Why are you the best choice for WestJet?

"I feel that I am the top candidate for WestJet because I already bring five years of industry experience. My customer service skills are unmatched, and I am fluent in 3 languages which allow me to communicate smoothly with a large range of customers."

27. Employees of WestJet are expected to be reliable, on time, and accessible when on shift. Do you consider yourself to be a dedicated employee?

"In my most recent position I was often recognized for being flexible with my availability. I believe in being 10 minutes early for work. I come with solid references who will be happy to speak to you about my reliability and dedication on the job."

28. Personality fit is important to us at WestJet. How would you describe your personality?

WestJet has become one of Canada's most admired and respected corporate cultures. But when it comes to fit, personality and character are two very different things. The interviewer is looking for more information on your traits vs. your integrity. This example could include buzzwords such as extroverted, energetic, and confident.

Jesvita Melisha Mendonca

HR Team 

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