Once a person decides to become an airline pilot, it is best to progress quickly through flight training and begin earning a good wage as well as gain flying experience. Delaying the conclusion of flight training can cost a pilot up to $400,000 per year in lost earnings according to an article in Flying Magazine. Continue reading
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The global shortage of airline pilots has created opportunities for career-oriented people to successfully begin a career flying for the airlines in the U.S. We at ATP have been working hard to help interested people achieve those career goals and have seen countless success stories such as the story of Robert Norris. Robert is the latest addition to ATP’s Instructor Corp and is months away from a job flying an airliner. Robert began by asking for advice from mentors who are ATP Airline Career Pilot Program graduates who are now flying for the airlines. Chris Carey is one of those graduates now helping bring new pilots to the airline industry and he tells Robert’s story. Continue reading
As the shortage of airline pilots creates more problems for the airline industry, the people that monitor and report about aviation are providing more insight into the problem. Flying Magazine recently reported on the pilot shortage trend. Continue reading
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Airlines in the United States continue to hire new pilots at a pace that hasn’t been seen for decades, if ever. FAPA.aero is a career and financial advisory service for professional pilots that tracks hiring at the airlines. These figures show the number of career opportunities available that have been realized in the second quarter of this year, as well as year-to-date hiring figures. Continue reading
ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program Partner GoJet Airlines has announced that GoJet pilots selected for a new pathway program linking Spirit Airlines and GoJet are guaranteed a First Officer position at Spirit Airlines after as little as two years. Continue reading
The worsening shortage of new airline pilots is the direct cause of one of the country’s largest regional airlines canceling a considerable number of flights this summer, including canceling 6% of their flights in August alone as reported by FlightGlobal.com and The Seattle Times. Continue reading
My job with ATP allows me to make enduring friendships with pilots who come through ATP on their way to rewarding flying careers in the Aviation Industry. One such ATP Alumni who has been a part of the ATP family for many years is John Tatara. John came to ATP to begin his flying career by joining the Airline Career Pilot Program in 2007. Continue reading
The pilot shortage that the airlines are struggling with has been the subject of many studies and has prompted many calls for action to fix the problem before it throttles the airline industry. The subject that is also increasingly talked about these days is the opportunity the shortage is creating for thousands of people to start careers flying for the airlines in the US and across the globe. Continue reading
Adding to the concerns focusing on the current shortage of airline pilots, the FAA has reported that the number of pilots attempting to earn an Airline Transport Pilot rating is projected to drop by over 50% between 2016 and 2017. They also report that less than half of the Commercial Multi-Engine Certificates issued last year went to US pilots while the balance went to foreign nationals with no intention of flying for the airlines in the United States. Continue reading
Envoy Air recently featured one of their new First Officers in an interesting article in the Women with Wings section of EnvoyAir.com. The article featured a student who chose to be an airline pilot, rather than the field she was training for in college, and follow in the footsteps of some very talented aviators in her family. Continue reading