Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Aviation Careers: We’ve Only Just Begun
With UAV careers leading the charge, aviation is booming
With technology increasing in importance, technicians and engineers who specialize in avionics and high-tech systems will be in high demand. The federal Labor Department expects demand for aerospace engineers and specialists who specialize in computer systems to rise 46% by 2020. With aerospace engineers earning a median salary of $105,000/year and ranging into $175,000, the extra education required is a valid trade-off for many.
Aviation includes many more jobs than can be covered in a short magazine article. Careers like flight dispatcher, meteorologist, cargo and baggage handler, ticket agent, airport manager, test pilot, astronaut, and a great number of others provide viable, long-term employment. Demand for these positions changes with the economy and demand for air travel, but anybody with a dream to work near aircraft can realize that dream.
FlightSafety Offers Free Candidate Training
|If you think everything in aviation is too expensive, how about a free CFI, CFII and MEI rating? FlightSafety Academy (the regional airline training arm of FlightSafety International) is well aware of the coming pilot shortage, and is being proactive in doing something about it through a rare and unique offer.
One of the problems facing the airline industry is how prospective first officers will bridge the gap between the flying time they have and the FAA-proposed minimums to qualify for the Air Transport Rating (ATP) necessary for First Officer positions. FlightSafety Academy recognizes this potential problem and has made it possible for qualified pilots to build that time through their innovative "Instructor Candidate Opportunity."
FlightSafety Academy is offering without charge the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) and Multi Engine Instructor (MEI) ratings to a select group of qualified individuals in exchange for a two-year commitment as a paid Instructor Pilot with FlightSafety Academy. Pilots who hold a Commercial License, Single and Multi Engine Land with Instrument privileges are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity. Qualified applicants have the ability to earn their full flight instructor ratings courtesy of FlightSafety Academy.
Candidates will be invited to participate in an all-day interview process involving group, individual and written evaluations. Once selected, candidates will receive periodic evaluations to determine their continued eligibility. The resulting commitment will be for 24 calendar months of flight instruction once successfully completing FlightSafety Academy's standardization curriculum.
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