2022 RTAG National Convention Attendee Portal

Saturday, 22 October 2022 8:30 AM - Sunday, 23 October 2022 5:00 PM [CDT]

1201, Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76102, United States

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Saturday, 22 October 2022 8:30 AM - Sunday, 23 October 2022 5:00 PM [CDT]

Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201, Fort Worth, TX, 76102, United States.

RTAG will be hosting our popular annual convention in the fall of 2022. Texas is home to 15 military bases, an easily accessible airport and a strong aviation community, making it the perfect spot to celebrate the inevitable return of this industry. The RTAG Convention will be the last major event for 2022 and will provide civilian recruiters, military representatives, vendors, flight schools, and related sponsors the best convention value possible.

 

Attendee Portal

This will be your portal for all the awesome details of the weekend. wee will publish the schedule, our speakers, and our sponsors info here and keep it updated!

 

80's Party and Awards PresentationWhen you register you have the option to get your ticket to the totally tubular 80's party Saturday night from 6-10 pm right at the Convention!  We have sponsored cash bars, a live 80's band, and dope people all night!

we will also announce our scholarship awardees and hand out some Rad awards!  

 

Meet and Greets

 

This is the most asked question. Below you will find a link to register for American Airlinesand Delta Airlines and United.  We will have more hopefully soon as the companies get them to us.  Keep in mind they will still have standby lines at the convention if you do not get into the preregistering.

 

American Airlines 

 

This one is mostly full so hurry up and get signed up! 

 

Follow the link here: https://bit.ly/3BOFdZn

 

 

United Airlines

 

United Airlines Meet-and-Greet 2022 – HERE

 

Thank you for scheduling your United Airlines meet-and-greet conversation at the RTAG National Convention!

If you meet our Traditional hiring minimums, you will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our Pilot Hiring team during your selected time. Our minimum hiring requirements are:

  • Unrestricted FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with airplane multiengine class rating
  • Current FAA first-class medical certificate
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (RR)
  • A minimum of 1,500 hours of total time
  • 1,000 hours of fixed wing turbine time highly preferred
  • 100 hours of currency in the last 12 months preferred
  • Current passport with at least six-months of validity remaining at time of employment.
  • Legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Must be able to travel freely within the United States and without restriction to all countries United serves

Each session will be up to 15 minutes in length. Depending on your time zone, you may see two different times listed above. Please ensure that you are following the time listed in the interview location time zone for Dallas Fort Worth. CDT. 

Please come prepared with a copy of your resume and photo ID for check-in purposes. If you need to cancel your selected date and/or time, please email pilotrecruiting@united.comDO NOT close the browser without selecting a date and time as this will cause you to lose your confirmed spot.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to pilotrecruiting@united.com if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you in Dallas Fort Worth!

 

flyExclusive 

 

flyExclusive will be hosting meet and greats and on-site interviews!  The sign up for more info is below:

 

https://forms.microsoft.com/r/4DsXi70RhS

 

 

Delta Air Lines

 

This is full.

 

 

Sign-up to visit Southwest Training Center

 

This has filled up.

 

App

 

We will have an app for All phones that will have the schedule, floorplan, speakers, and sponsors on it as well as ways to connect with other attendees.  The details on that will come out in another update!

 

Location

 

Hopefully you all already know that the Convention is at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Registration and Check-in will be at the Grand Lobby that is located right by the Fort Worth Water Gardens between Commerce St. and Houston St.

 

 

Schedule

We are finalizing our detailed timeline and will have that posted to the Attendee portal and sent out soon. That schedule will have all the breakout sessions and events. Below are the major timeline areas you may be concerned with.  There is nothing that is RTAG officially scheduled for Friday

 

22 OCT: Saturday

 

8:30am: Water Garden/Grand Lobby Area Open for pre ceremony

9am: Opening Ceremony

9-5pm:  Convention open

6pm: 80’s party and awards gala (Ticketed Event)

 

23 OCT: Sunday

 

9am-5pm:  Convention open

5PM: Closing Ceremony

 

 

What to wear

 

We always advise to dress for the job you want not the one you have.  We always say at least slightly better than business casual and recommend suits or professional attire.  We have attached a link that may help you as you prepare.

 

https://www.pittstate.edu/careers/students/interview-attire.html?fbclid=IwAR0OFMIMRrtUwJl6J-a0AbcznaHdVv206IyCCUQgo-oaOYCUN_BFlJCobhs

 

 

 

What should I bring?

 

First and foremost, bring a great attitude!  Be ready to interview at a moment’s notice.  Resumes and cards are always helpful.  Remember that they will see what you put out so show them why RTAG members are the best new hires to any company!

 

Again, we are so excited to meet you all and shake your hand as you enter the largest conference of its kind in the U.S!!!

 

If you have not yet followed us on social media, please do and make sure to subscribe to the RTAG Nation Podcast on YouTube and Apple Podcasts

 

 

Cancellation policy

Military Tickets have no need to cancel.

Civilina Tickets can cancel but no refund within 3 weeks of the convention.

 

 

RTAG is the largest 501(c)3 charity of its kind in the world. We help all veterans, regardless of experience, jumpstart their post military career in the aviation industry. We also assist corporate partners interested in tapping into the largest community of skilled aviation professionals in the United States, giving them direct access to pilots, maintainers, technicians, dispatchers, cabin crew and more. RTAG takes pride in partnering with the best veteran friendly organizations and assisting them in their mission to provide veterans with scholarships, grants & other benefits.

Contact the Organizer

Tito Ortiz
Owner
Ready, Set, Takeoff

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Owner
Ready, Set, Takeoff
Jim Dunn
Director of Training
Flexjet

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Director of Training
Flexjet
Rich Handschuch
VP of Red Label Programs
Flexjet

About Rich Handschuch

VP of Red Label Programs
Flexjet
Anthony Weeks
G-650 Red Label Captain
Flexjet

About Anthony Weeks

G-650 Red Label Captain
Flexjet
Susan White
Director of Pilot Recruiting
United Airlines

About Susan White

Director of Pilot Recruiting
United Airlines
Joe Mohan
Chief Commercial Officer
Connect Airlines

25+ years of airline industry experience, including CEO Viva Air, CCO Copa Airlines and VP Alliances and Partnerships for American Airlines · Designed, funded and launched an international airline in under a year (Viva Peru)

About Joe Mohan

Chief Commercial Officer
Connect Airlines
Andrew Phillips
Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis
Connect Airlines

20+ years in the airline and hospitality industries in various roles at Northwest, Delta, US Airways and Hilton Broad industry background with roles in finance, operations, IT and project management

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Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis
Connect Airlines
Erik Sabiston
President
RTAG

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President
RTAG
Shawn Christensen
System Chief Pilot
Frontier Airlines

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System Chief Pilot
Frontier Airlines
Keith Roxo
DR
Wingman Med

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DR
Wingman Med
Kit Darby
Owner
Kit Darby Career Sevices

Kit Darby is a professional pilot mentor with 24,000 flight hours and 35 years experience as an airline/military instructor pilot and captain. He has been in the pilot resume business for since 1983 and has provided interview preparation, application reviews, and resume services to over 200,000 pilots.

kitdarby.com

About Kit Darby

Owner
Kit Darby Career Sevices
Joshua Lee
Vice President
RTAG

www.rtag.org

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Vice President
RTAG
James Onieal
Owner
Raven Career Development

https://ravencareers.com

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Owner
Raven Career Development
Cory Glenn
Director of Pilot Recruiting
American Airlines

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Director of Pilot Recruiting
American Airlines
Kerrie Bourne
AA Cadet Program
American Airlines

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AA Cadet Program
American Airlines

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Charlie Venema
Checked and Set
Checked and Set

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Holly Rhodes
Kalitta Air
Kalitta Air

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Kalitta Air
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Judy Tarver
Pilot Counseling Services
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Pilot Counseling Services
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About Kat Schraeder

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Captain Kurt
Captain
Skywest Airlines

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Captain
Skywest Airlines
Justin Peele
Southwest
Southwest

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Southwest
Southwest
Mike Bautista
Southwest
Southwest Airlines

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Southwest
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Brittany Mcconnell
Recruiter
UPS

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08:30 AM
General

Opening Ceremonies

08:30 AM - 08:45 AMWater Gardens Convention Center

Sponsors

08:45 AM
General

Posting of the Colors

08:45 AM - 09:00 AMWater Garden

Sponsors

09:00 AM

Main Expo

09:00 AM - 05:00 PMFWCC Hall A
10:00 AM
Networking

Networking for Introverts

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMAir Assault Room
  • James Onieal

    Owner

Industry and Prep

Current & Future Job Market, Job Search Planning

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMAir Cav Room
  • Kit Darby

    Owner

A Precision Guided Approach to Crushing RTAG!

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMDUSTOFF ROOM

Sponsors

11:00 AM
Industry and Prep

A Day in the Life of a Pilot

11:00 AM - 11:50 AMDUSTOFF ROOM
  • Avin Sumesar

    ALPA

Airline Briefing

American Airlines

11:00 AM - 11:50 AMAir Assault Room
  • Cory Glenn

    Director of Pilot Recruiting

Sponsors

Southwest Airlines

11:00 AM - 11:50 AMAir Cav Room
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  • Justin Peele

    Southwest

12:00 PM
Industry and Prep

When Being Highly Qualified Isn’t Enough

12:00 PM - 12:50 PMAir Cav Room
  • Tito Ortiz

    Owner

Spitfire Elite

12:00 PM - 12:50 PMDUSTOFF ROOM
Airline Briefing

FedEx Express

12:00 PM - 12:50 PMAir Assault Room

Sponsors

01:00 PM
Airline Briefing

Flexjet

01:00 PM - 01:50 PMAir Assault Room
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  • Jim Dunn

    Director of Training

Sponsors

flyExclusive

01:00 PM - 01:50 PMDUSTOFF ROOM

Sponsors

Flight School

Pray Aviation

01:00 PM - 01:50 PMAir Cav Room

Sponsors

02:00 PM
Airline Briefing

SpaceX

02:00 PM - 02:50 PMAir Assault Room

Hawaiian Air

02:00 PM - 02:50 PMAir Cav Room

Connect Airlines

02:00 PM - 02:50 PMDUSTOFF ROOM
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  • Joe Mohan

    Chief Commercial Officer

Sponsors

03:00 PM
Industry and Prep

Veteran Benefits Discussion

03:00 PM - 03:50 PMAir Cav Room

Resumes 101 – Fundamentals

03:00 PM - 03:50 PMDUSTOFF ROOM
  • Charlie Venema

    Checked and Set

Airline Briefing

United Airlines

03:00 PM - 03:50 PMAir Assault Room
  • Susan White

    Director of Pilot Recruiting

Sponsors

04:00 PM
Industry and Prep

Avoiding Landmines in Your Financial Life

04:00 PM - 04:50 PMDUSTOFF ROOM
Airline Briefing

Frontier Airlines

04:00 PM - 04:50 PMAir Assault Room
  • Shawn Christensen

    System Chief Pilot

Sponsors

American Airlines Cadet Program

04:00 PM - 04:50 PMAir Cav Room
  • Kerrie Bourne

    AA Cadet Program

Sponsors

06:00 PM
General

80's Party and Scholarship Gala

06:00 PM - 10:00 PMBallroom
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  • Joshua Lee

    Vice President

Sponsors

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09:00 AM
General

MAIN EXPO

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Sponsors

10:00 AM
Airline Briefing

Delta Airlines

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMAir Assault Room

Sponsors

SkyWest Airlines

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMDUSTOFF ROOM
  • Captain Kurt

    Captain

Sponsors

Industry and Prep

How to Overcome Any Type of Failure

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMAir Cav Room
11:00 AM
Airline Briefing

JetBlue Airways

11:00 AM - 11:50 AMAir Assault Room

Sponsors

Industry and Prep

VA Disability & Your FAA Medical Certificate

11:00 AM - 11:50 AMAir Cav Room
  • Keith Roxo

    DR

Winning Interview Tactics

11:00 AM - 11:50 AMDUSTOFF ROOM
12:00 PM
Airline Briefing

American Airlines

12:00 PM - 12:50 PMAir Assault Room
  • Cory Glenn

    Director of Pilot Recruiting

Sponsors

Sun Country Airlines

12:00 PM - 12:50 PMAir Cav Room

Sponsors

Industry and Prep

SkillBridge/CSP, Aviation, and You

12:00 PM - 12:50 PMDUSTOFF ROOM
01:00 PM
Airline Briefing

UPS

01:00 PM - 01:50 PMAir Assault Room
  • Brittany Mcconnell

    Recruiter

Sponsors

Industry and Prep

Interviews: Be Yourself? What they REALLY mean

01:00 PM - 01:50 PMAir Cav Room
  • Judy Tarver

    Pilot Counseling Services

Opportunities for YOU in Army Aviation

01:00 PM - 01:50 PMDUSTOFF ROOM
02:00 PM
Airline Briefing

United Airlines

02:00 PM - 02:50 PMAir Assault Room
  • Susan White

    Director of Pilot Recruiting

Sponsors

Kalitta Air

02:00 PM - 02:50 PMAir Cav Room
  • Holly Rhodes

    Kalitta Air

04:45 PM

Closing Sessions

04:45 PM - 05:00 PMFWCC Hall A

Sponsors

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