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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.

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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pilot Career: From Dream To Reality


Everything you need to know to step into a professional cockpit the modern way



pilot careerFor the first time in 30 years, becoming a professional pilot is within the reach of people who once only dreamed of it. We’re in an unprecedented time of skyrocketing demand for pilots, and the number of aviation jobs grows daily. The sky is calling, and if that has been your dream, now is the time to act.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Best Aviation Careers!


Which one will you choose?



Best Aviation CareersDo you catch yourself gazing skyward when you hear an airplane flying overhead? If you find yourself irresistibly drawn toward aviation, then why not consider making it your career?