October 29, 2019

FAQ – Edit Process

FAQ:

How do I get started?

Once you sign up for edits, you will get an email that will tell you how to submit your documents. Be sure to send your applications as a PDF.

How do I make my documents a PDF?

Airline Apps:

  1. Go to “Job Targeting” on the top navigation.
  2. Select “Review My App” and the airline’s app you want to review.
  3. Look for the print button in the top right or select print from your file menu.
  4. If you’re using a Windows Operating System, select “Print to PDF” from your printer options. (This should be an option in Windows 10 and newer Operating Systems.)
  5. If this isn’t an option in your computer and you don’t already have Adobe Pro on your computer, you might need to download a file to help you. Always be careful downloading third-party software. There are several options available, and this is one we’ve had good luck with: https://download.cnet.com/PrimoPDF/300010743_4-10264577.html?part=dl-10264577&subj=dl&tag=button
  6. If you’re using a Mac Operating System, there should be a “Print to PDF” option that shows at the bottom left of the print screen.
  7. If you’re using an iOS device, you will need to get an app from the iTunes store to help convert to PDF. Always be careful using third-party software. There are several options available, and this is one we’ve heard good things about: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/to-pdf-convert-documents-webpages/id576354245?mt=8

Pilot Credentials:

  1. Go to Profile Summary.
  2. Select “Print your profile” from the top right.
  3. Look for the print button in the top right or select print from your file menu.
  4. If you’re using a Windows Operating System, select “Print to PDF” from your printer options. (This should be an option in Windows 10 and newer Operating Systems.)
  5. If this isn’t an option in your computer and you don’t already have Adobe Pro on your computer, you might need to download a file to help you. Always be careful downloading third-party software. There are several options available, and this is one we’ve had good luck with: https://download.cnet.com/PrimoPDF/300010743_4-10264577.html?part=dl-10264577&subj=dl&tag=button
  6. If you’re using a Mac Operating System, there should be a “Print to PDF” option that shows at the bottom left of the print screen.
  7. If you’re using an iOS device, you will need to get an app from the iTunes store to help convert to PDF. Always be careful using third-party software. There are several options available, and this is one we’ve heard good things about: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/to-pdf-convert-documents-webpages/id576354245?mt=8

How long does it take to get edits completed?

You will be added to our wait list once we have received your documents. The wait list varies by demand, and it is currently 3 weeks before our team will be able to begin your edits. Once one of our writers is assigned to your work, he or she will reach out to let you know they have begun work and confirm which services you are requesting. After that, they will have your completed work to you in approximately 2 weeks.

Do I need a cover letter?

We think cover letters are a great way to help your personality shine through more than it gets to on just an application or resume, but not everyone needs one. Cover letters are great if you will be emailing your resume out to pilot friends, Chief Pilots, attending job fairs, etc. If you don’t sign up for a cover letter and our writing team thinks one would be helpful, they advise you of that and let you decide if you would like one.

When should I start edits?

We recommend you start with us as early as one year before you are ready to apply to the airlines. As we are working on your edits, we can advise you of things you might need to do to help make yourself a stronger candidate as you get closer to the date you are ready to start. You should submit your application as soon as you hit a specific airline’s minimum requirements.

Can I apply before I reach an airline’s minimum requirements?

We do not recommend that you apply for Delta before meeting their minimum requirements, because if they were to pull and review your application before that, you could get a 10-month penalty. You may apply for the other airlines before you meet their minimum requirements, but it won’t help you as they won’t pull your application until you meet the minimums.

What are the minimum requirements for the different airlines?

American

Delta

FedEx

United

UPS

Southwest

Where do I apply for each airline?

You can apply for Delta and United through Airline Apps, and you will just have to fill out a different addendum for the specific airline. However, rather than apply through the generic Pilot Credentials website for the other airlines, it is important to apply through the airline-specific sites:

American’s Application

FedEx’s New Application

Southwest’s Application

UPS Application

Do I need to do anything after I submit my resume and application(s)?

We suggest you log in every 2-4 weeks to update your hours as any additional hours you log – especially Turbine PIC – will help make you more competitive. Make sure you update your information in all locations. It is important that your documents (resume and application) match as closely as possible!