Author: paul

Fallout from the Global Pilot Shortage

The pilot shortage affecting airlines in the United States has become a problem for airline operations around the world, including our biggest and best airlines as reported on SeekingAlpha.com. FedEx has the highest paid pilots in the world but still needs to take action to deal with the fast-growing airline industry. The following news shows the opportunities made available for those willing to train for careers flying for the airlines. Continue reading

Why Take an ATP-CTP Course?

We genuinely enjoy training hundreds of pilots who pass through our ATP-CTP course at ATP-JETS every month. They all have interesting stories to tell about their journey through flight training and are excited about flying the line for their airlines. Recently one particularly interesting pilot came to ATP-JETS for ATP-CTP training before beginning his career at Envoy Air, his name is Swayne Martin. Continue reading

My Aviation Career Path was One I Had to Discover on My Own

Those of us here at ATP have had the pleasure of watching our graduates quickly move on to great jobs flying for the airlines here in the US. Occasionally I also have the pleasure of sharing one of those graduate’s story with you. Scott Weddell began his aviation career in March of 2013 when he arrived at our McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) Flight Training Center to begin flight training. Scott graduated from the Airline Career Pilot Program later in 2013 and began instructing for us at ATP at our Scottsdale, Arizona Flight Training Center. Scott was interviewed by SkyWest Airlines while he was still with ATP in 2014 and brought into the SkyWest Pathway Program. Scott shares the rest of the story with us. Continue reading

Which Airline Will Have the Highest Pilot Pay in 2018?

We have been following most trends involving the airlines in the United States for years, and there has recently been very good news on the pilot pay issue. Airlines have been raising wages and improving workplace rules that allow for a much-improved quality of life for pilots. So just what can airline captains plan to earn in 2018? With the global airline industry flourishing with net profits exceeding $31 billion, pilots can expect to earn more than they used to according to an article at Airline Pilot Central. Continue reading

Trans States Airlines Sweetens Offer for First Officers

As recently as 2008 pilots entering the airline industry with a regional airline could expect to earn $25,000 in the first year. Ten years later, first year pay has increased exponentially and keeps increasing as the pilot shortage forces airlines to compete with each other for new airline pilots entering the industry. An article in AOPA highlights the kind of pressure the regional airlines are feeling to raise wages and attract talented new pilots. Continue reading