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Happy New Year from Aviator Flight Training Academy

Happy New Year from Aviator Flight Training Academy

  • FACT: The current recession has created fierce competition for jobs in all industries. Now is the perfect opportunity for you to start your flight training in an industry that has tremendous potential!
  • FACT: Airline jobs are not going away, the demand is beginning to increase. For many current airline pilots, the mandatory retirement age is approaching!
  • FACT: The FAA is now taking a more serious look at airline pilot flight training. This is forcing the airline industry to take a harder look at candidates for pilot replacements!
  • FACT: Professional Pilots must now have first-rate knowledge and continually upgraded skills if they want to hear the word “Hired!” Pilots who train at quality aviation schools and who possess the technical knowledge, first-rate flying skills and a professional attitude will have the hiring edge!
  • FACT: Professionalism and knowledge are now prerequisites for entrance into the worldwide airline industry. Fast paced, “fast track” programs, or self-study courses will not meet the new airline industry standards.

Aviator Flight Training Academy offers professional pilot training programs with a minimum of 200 hours of multi-engine time. The flight school has a state of the art 37,000 square foot facility, featuring a CRJ Level 5 Flight Training Device (Simulator), large classrooms and individual briefing rooms.



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For Pilot Students Who Are Starting Their Flight Training

Before beginning any sort of flight training you really need to do some homework on flight schools you would like to attend. As suggested and recommended by many, the best way to ‘interview’ any potential flight school is to visit the school in person. Talk with the instructors and students, and then most importantly ask to see the maintenance hangar. What you see in the hangar is most likely an accurate clue to how the company is run. Is the hangar clean/ picked up? Do the mechanics take pride in their jobs? If you are comfortable with what you have discovered, then move forward.

The flight schools that operate under FAA Regulations Part 141 should be given high consideration.
Flight schools come in two flavors, Part 61 and Part 141, which refer to the parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) under which they operate. The most common and least important distinction between them is the minimum flight time required for the private pilot certificate (sometimes called a pilot license)—40 hours under Part 61, and 35 hours under Part 141.

Considering that the national average for earning a private pilot certificate is 60-75 hours (how long you’ll take will depend on your ability and flying frequency), this difference isn’t important for initial pilot training. It does make a difference to commercial pilot applicants: Part 61 requires 250 hours, and Part 141 requires 190.
What differentiates the two is structure and accountability. Part 141 schools are periodically audited by the FAA and must have detailed, FAA-approved course outlines and meet student pilot performance rates. Part 61 schools don’t have the same paperwork and accountability requirements.

Learning under Part 61 rules can often give students the flexibility to rearrange flying lesson content and sequence to meet their needs, which can be of benefit to part-time students. Many Part 141 schools also train students under Part 61 rules.

For Pilot Students Who Are Graduating from Flight Training School or Flight College

How To Market Yourself as A Pilot
By Karen M. Kahn
Capt. Karen Kahn is the author of Flight Guide for Success: Tips and Tactics for the Aspiring Airline Pilot and a career counselor. A Master CFI and 30-year airline pilot, she flies the Boeing 757/767 for a major U.S. carrier.

Throughout your aviation career, one of your main jobs will be to market your talents and skills to prospective employers. You are unique and you bring special talents to your flying jobs. Your goal, as you progress in aviation, is to cultivate your special qualities and market them to your advantage.

Imagine sitting in front of a prospective employer whose first question is, “Tell us about yourself.” In sales-speak this translates to: “Why should I buy your product? What can you do better than your competition? Convince me that you’re right for this job.”

Long before your interview is scheduled, make a list of your best qualities as well as those that make you unique. Your skills, talents, and extra-curricular activities are pluses that you’ll want to describe briefly. How will you assist their organization? What have you done in the past that qualifies you for the job? What new ideas do you bring to the company? What special achievements or awards in your past should they know about? Remember, it’s up to you to share this information with them. Don’t make them dig for it.

Organize your delivery into a two- to three-minute, well-paced presentation that gives the interviewer a good chronology of how you got into aviation, where and when you accumulated your ratings, how you acquired the necessary flight experience, and, finally, how you happen to be sitting before them today. Be sure to make your progression a logical one that follows your résumé and mentions the various training events and employers you’ve listed. Spice your story with a bit of humor, leaning heavily toward highlighting your best accomplishments. Did you work your way through college, receive a scholarship or special funding for one of your ratings, or score a 99 on your ATP knowledge test?

Do you have interesting hobbies or unusual talents that don’t appear on your résumé? Organize the highlights of your life into a concise, interesting short story. This should be an upbeat, positive presentation that gives interviewers the feeling of the real you. It should make them want to hear more about your dedication and the sacrifices you have made for your aviation career. In a word, make your summary memorable-concise, complete, interesting, informative, and humorous.

Selling yourself requires some chutzpah, which you may not normally possess. Recognize the image you want to project and work to show that person to prospective employers. Each one will want to get to know you quickly in an interview situation, and you’ll have numerous opportunities to practice your delivery. Plan your delivery carefully, add to it as you acquire additional skills and experience, and remember that your success depends on being your own best salesperson.

Distributed by Viestly

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