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General Aviation Careers

Learn about the wide variety of aviation and pilot careers available today. Our authors sound off on commercial and general aviation jobs, and how to make the most of your skills.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Aviation Career Update: The Sky's The Limit

A perfect storm of factors continues to drive a shortage of pilots and technicians, with no end in sight

Aviation Career Update: The Sky's The LimitThe year 2015 has been one of upheaval with respect to aviation careers.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Taking Off: Aviation Careers 2015

From airliners to drones, careers show no sign of slowing down

Taking Off: Aviation Careers 2015The last five years have proven to be a tumultuous time in aviation careers.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Florida Institute Of Technology—Train On The Space Coast

Academic excellence and world-class training are hallmarks of Florida Tech

Florida Institute Of Technology—Train On The Space CoastFlorida Tech has been around since 1958 with its ideal location minutes from Melbourne International Airport on Florida's Space Coast.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aviation Career Update 2014

Regional pilot shortages and updated FAA requirements fuel the latest changes in aviation careers

Aviation Career Update 2014Pilot careers are nothing if not tumultuous. Right now, we're in uncharted territory, as regional airlines are experiencing the worst pilot shortage since regional service in the 1950s.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pay To Play: Eagle Jet International

Eagle Jet’s unique “internship” program builds hours fast

Pay To Play: Eagle Jet InternationalIn aviation, a great paradox has always existed that to get a job as an airline pilot, one has to first build multi-engine time in airliners, but that can't be done without being an airline pilot.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kansas State: Affordable Excellence

A world-class UAV program, Beechcraft fleet and small class size make K-State a standout

Kansas State: Affordable ExcellenceHeadlines across the media have recently focused on the shortage of regional airline pilots.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Hot Aviation Careers

A new era of aerospace is fueling aviation career opportunities

2014 Hot Aviation CareersIn terms of careers in the aviation industry, all the attention has been focused on regional airlines and the hand-wringing as the supply of pilots is drying up.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Embry-Riddle: Biggest, Oldest, Boldest

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continues to set the standard in aviation training

Embry-Riddle: Biggest, Oldest, BoldestIn 1925, when barnstormer John Paul Riddle and entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry founded the Embry-Riddle Company at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, they probably had no idea their company would turn into one of the most recognized private aviation universities in the world.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spartan: Giving The FAA What It Wants

Facing tougher requirements, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology launches new programs

Spartan: Giving The FAA What It WantsThe last few years have brought some of the most sweeping changes to commercial pilot training that we've ever seen in the industry.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Airline Pilots: Coming Up Short

Regional and foreign carriers are worried as industry projects deepening pilot shortage

Airline Pilots: Coming Up ShortIf you ask the average high-school student today about working as an airline pilot, you might get more questions than answers.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Aerospace Careers Outlook

Top jobs with a promising future

Aerospace Careers OutlookFor the first time since the great crash of 2008, we've heard nothing but optimism (though some of it was cautious) during interviews for our annual aerospace careers feature.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Aerosim Flight Academy

The professional flight-training difference

Aerosim Flight AcademyIt's not only general aviation that faces a pilot shortage.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Running With The Big Dogs: A Jet Experience

“Flying Like The Pros” shows GA pilots big-cockpit methods and techniques

Running With The Big Dogs: A Jet ExperienceDon't be in a rush to screw things up!" It's one of many little sayings and memory joggers that 2010 National CFI Of The Year Jeffrey Robert Moss (everyone calls him "MossY") teaches students in his Flying Like The Pros (FLTP) system.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Outside The Cockpit

A look at 10 nonflying careers

Outside The CockpitPilots aren't the only people who make a career in aviation and space. Airplanes and spacecraft are designed by engineers, built by factory workers, serviced by mechanics and technicians, and overseen by air traffic (or spacecraft) controllers.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pilot Careers 2010: A Brave New World

With the industry showing signs of life, preparation and training soon will meet opportunity for prospective pilots

Pilot Careers 2010: A Brave New WorldIt probably seems extraordinary to be discussing pilot careers at a time when the worst economic turmoil in 60 years has dragged the airline industry to near-collapse and an insatiable media has spotlighted every ugly aspect of the profession.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dream Makers: Everyday Pilots Reaching For The Sky

When passion and determination combine, anything is possible

Dream Makers: Everyday Pilots Reaching For The SkyDreams of flight are special. They beckon you from your earliest memories, and they’re insistent—always calling you to look up at the sky when an airplane passes overhead, or crane your neck at the nearest airport.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nonflying Aerospace Careers

10 dynamic career fields worth considering

Nonflying Aerospace CareersIn past years, we’ve called this section “Nonflying Aviation Careers,” recognizing that not everyone interested in aviation wants to be a pilot.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Flying The Friendly Skies: No Better Time!

This may be the perfect time to achieve your aviation dream

Flying The Friendly Skies: No Better Time! Success in aviation always has been a matter of perspective. Student pilots hoping for an airline career in the ’50s attributed their lack of success to the oversupply of military pilots emerging from the Korean War.