this book based on his ten years of experience as manager of employment
and pilot recruitment for a major airline, plus many years of coaching
and counseling pilots thousands of whom now fly for the majors
through mock airline interviews geared to major, international,
national, and regional airlines interviews. While with the airlines,
he taught interviewing techniques and skills at all University of
California extension programs throughout the state.
Irv has conducted pilot seminars in effective interviewing techniques
at job fairs presented by pilot consultant groups, flight schools,
military bases, and aviation-oriented universities. He has also trained
pilot recruiters, captains, and other flight department managers in
advanced interviewing techniques. He has designed employment processes
and applications, interview assessment forms, and factors considered
in evaluating each pilot candidate interviewed, and has led the final
selection committee to determine which pilots would be hired.
Irv holds a bachelors degree in psychology/personnel/business
management and has received advanced training in communications and
test design. He represented the airline industry in the accreditation
of western colleges and high schools, and testified at a congressional
hearing reviewing airline hiring practices.