What Should You Look for When Applying for a Pilot Job

applying for a pilot job

The FAA currently shows 617,000 pilots in their registry. That means that less than 1 percent of the US population are pilots. Of those, approximately 159,000 hold airline transport pilot certificates. And of those, approximately 110,000 are actively flying for airlines. There are differing opinions on whether the industry has a shortage of pilots. If […]

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Pre-Flight Your Piloting Skills


Are you flying like an airline pilot or like a barnstormer? Have you ever asked yourself why all airlines and most reputable flight departments conduct structured proficiency/recurrent training every six months? Is it to give their pilots some much needed fun flying? Or maybe it’s just an insurance requirement? Could it be that these professional […]

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Lessons From The Cockpit

Lessons From the Cockpit

There is a famous saying that “if you don’t make mistakes you don’t learn.” Whoever wrote that must have been a flight instructor. As flight instructors, we want our students to make mistakes while they are flying with us, so they don’t make them for the first time when they are alone in the airplane. […]

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Why Do You Fly?

why do you fly

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot One of the best things about being with other pilots is finding out what motivated each of them to fly. The only thing even more interesting is finding out why people chose to devote their careers to aviation. This month we asked a few of our long-time employees to […]

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Getting Your Plane Out of Winter Storage

Winter Storage

BY RICK FARMER, NATIONAL HEAD OF MAINTENANCE Now that the winter season is starting to fade in most parts of the country, pilots everywhere are looking forward to the flying season ahead. If your aircraft has spent the last few months collecting dust, there are few things that need to be checked before you take […]

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It’s Time to Buy Your First Airplane


Are you a new pilot thinking about purchasing your first airplane? Or maybe you’re looking for a time builder that will allow you to build the hours needed to get your commercial pilot license. Perhaps you’re looking to make your business travel more efficient, or maybe you just want to fly for fun and can’t justify […]

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A Pilot’s Guide to Destination Flying

destination flying

Just about every pilot can remember their first solo cross country flight. All of the hard work paid off, and you were finally allowed and able to fly somewhere alone. From that time, for most pilots, planning cross country flights became rather straightforward. You selected a destination, plotted a course, and completed the rest of […]

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