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.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Aviation Career Update 2014
Regional pilot shortages and updated FAA requirements fuel the latest changes in aviation careers
Pilot 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
In 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
Headlines 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
In 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
In 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
The 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
If 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
For 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
It'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
Don'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
Pilots 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
It 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
Dreams 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
In 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
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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Pilot Career: From Dream To Reality
Everything you need to know to step into a professional cockpit the modern way
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Best Aviation Careers!
Which one will you choose?
Thursday, June 1, 2006
Jobs and Schools: Accelerated Flight And Instrument Training (AFIT)
Helping you become a superb and comfortable IFR pilot
For safety’s sake, it’s imperative that people who fly light planes for business or vacation travel hold and use an instrument rating. When flying on a hectic business schedule, for example, it’s likely that occasional work obligations may press a strictly VFR pilot into marginal conditions that could more easily and safely be handled by a competent instrument-rated pilot.