The businesses that operate business jets are struggling to keep their planes in the air as the current shortage of airline pilots is draining their cockpits of pilots. Those pilots are leaving corporate flying for high paying jobs at the airlines according to an article on Reuters.com. Continue reading
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We talk about almost every aspect of the airline industry on PilotJobs. The most popular articles however are the Flying the Line articles written by pilots in ATP’s vast alumni group. Some of my favorite Flying the Line articles have been written by ATP Alumnus and Major Airline Captain Chris Carey. Chris recently shared an experience with us and we want to share it with you. Continue reading
At a flight school with the name of ATP you would expect to find a lot of airline pilots and there are a lot of them here. Airline pilots past, present and future are all here working hard to send new pilots to the airline industry. One of the great pleasures of working here is watching students successfully become pilots and go on to fly for the airlines. One of those success stories is Chris Carey, who began flight training in the Airline Career Pilot Program at ATP in 2003 and is now a Captain flying the Airbus A320 for a major airline. Chris is also working to bring new talent into the airline industry by mentoring people interested in flying for the airlines at www.airlinepilot.life. Chris shares the story of Jordan Lascomb who is taking a similar journey. Continue reading
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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
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
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