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Pilot Job Placement With Your Flight School

Pilot Job Placement With Your Flight SchoolThere are plenty of opportunities for airline pilots and every year thousands of pilots are being hired to first officer positions, and the prospects over the next decades are just as promising for new pilots.

If you look for more then just a certificate then doing your flight training with a college is something to consider. Many colleges throughout the world offer degrees such as bachelor of aviation science or associates of aviation science. Stand alone these degrees do not qualify for any profession without your commercial pilot license (CPL) but make a good starting point if you want to do a masters degree in aviation. Also they look very good on your resume and may be a door opener when applying for a job (source).

Many airlines, especially in the United States, prefer applicants with a college degree. So why not let your flight training build up college credit and earn a degree?

Also already trained pilots can do an aviation degree program with a college. Depending on the college they may credit your flight time and certificates towards a degree. Usually you don’t get full credit (as if you had done the flying with the college), but it may still be a money saver as flying with some colleges are more expensive then the average flight school. However some colleges require you to do at least two or more certificates and/or ratings with them to qualify for a degree.

A degree in aviation opens the door to many career opportunities and shows a high level of commitment to the field. An aviation science degree is designed to be flexible enough to provide graduates with a thorough understanding of aeronautics and give them an edge in this highly competitive field.

Roadmap To Getting A Job As a Pilot

Achieve a Private Pilot License with Instrument Rating and a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Then achieve your Certified Flight Instructor or Certified Flight Instructor Instrument and Multi-Engine Instructor ratings; you are then qualified to work as a flight instructor, making money and building your flight hours at the same time. When choosing a flight school, look for one that offers job placement assistance with regional airlines for their graduates. Becoming a flight instructor is an excellent and cost-effective way to build hours toward Air Transport Pilot License requirements — earning money and gaining experience at the same time.

When applying to the airlines for pilot positions, the more the better. Instead of selecting two or three of your top choices, expand your search and apply to 10 or 12 airlines at a time. For a new pilot this is important, because you will be able to work on interview skills, learn more about the industry and if your top airlines are not hiring, you may discover a great opportunity at another airline that you could have overlooked.

Pilot Recommendations

If you know a pilot at an airline in which you are interested, see if he or she will write a letter of recommendation for you. The person writing the letter should state your professionalism, how long you have known each other and in what capacity, your integrity, and your pilot skills. Some airlines have standard recommendation forms for new airline pilot applicants. If such a form exists, be sure it is used.

Network and Persevere

The biggest challenge of any job search is staying active in the search. So continue to network with airline pilots, practice interview skills, send out resumes and call about the pilot job you want.

Employment At Aviator Flight Training Academy

Aviator offers job placement assistance for our flight school graduates!

Aviator College is now accepting applications for the following jobs, please review requirements and contact Aviator for more details. See contact information below.

Flight Instructors

The requirements are:
CFI/CFII/MEI
350 hours of Total Time
100 hours Multi-Engine Time
One Instructor Rating must be done with a FSDO office
Minimum of 15 hours of actual Instrument Flight Time

TWO year Flight Instructors

The requirements are:
CFI/CFII/MEI
350 hours of Total Time
100 hours Multi-Engine Time
One Instructor Rating must be done with a FSDO office
Minimum of 15 hours of actual Instrument Flight Time
Minimum of 24 months as an Instructor
Gold Seal Certificate preferred

A & P Mechanics

The requirements are:
Must hold a valid FAA Airframe & Powerplant License.
Experience working on twin and single engine aircraft preferred.

Qualified JAA Unrestricted Flight Instructors

The requirements are:
Must be a US Citizen
Must have the right to live and work in the United States

If you are interested in becoming an instructor or a mechanic with the Aviator College of Aeronautical Science, e-mail your resume to employment@aviator.edu or fax: 772-489-8383 ;

Distributed by Viestly

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