Professional Pilot Career Guide

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9780071346917: Professional Pilot Career Guide

A goldmine of practical tips on career opportunities, training, buidling flight time, and hiring practices, this book was called "right on target" by the hiring manager at United Airlines.

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Training: Where to Get it, How to Finance it
Airline, Corporate, and Charter opportunities
198 Interview Questions Best-Paying Flying Jobs
Flying for the FAA
Using the Internet in Your Job Search
PC-based Instruction

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198 Interview Questions
10 common applicant mistakes
Internet and PC resources

Make your aviation career take off ... The strong economy is rubbing off on the aviation industry: pilot starts and airline hires are on the upswing. And with half the current pilot roster at major airlines set to retire by 2010, career opportunities are tremendous! Making the most of them is what the Professional Pilot Career Guide is all about.

This essential resource gives you a complete, top-to-bottom survey of flying opportunities -- including the airlines, corporate and charter flying, aircraft ferrying (both domestic and transatlantic), and even flight instruction.

Career pilot Robert Mark dispenses goal-achieving tips on nearly every aviation-career decision, moving you from private pilot to the ranks of a professional aviator. Here you'll find coverage of ratings -- including practical test standards -- as well as valuable pointers on the job hunt, networking, what you need to know about regional airlines, the majors, and more. The Professional Pilot Career Guide features:

* Numerous revealing, in-depth personal interviews with pilots who tell how they made it -- and what employers are looking for
* A list of 198 interview questions applicants might be asked and tips on the 10 most frequent mistakes they make -- plus Internet resrouces that can speed your search for job-related information
* A real-world look at what it's like to fly for the airlines, a corporation, or for a charter company -- including insights into pay, benefits, types of aircraft flown, and future prospects.
* Reviews of the major employment and training companies and pilot organizations throughout the world, such as the Airline Pilots Association

If you're serious about flying for a living, and want to make your mark in the fast-expanding aviation industry, let the Professional Pilot Career Guide become part of your successful career plan.

About the Author:

Robert P. Mark (Chicago, IL) is an airline transport retired pilot who flies for a charter company in the Chicago area and the author of The Joy of Flying, now in a second edition, and Becoming a Prpfessional Pilot, both published by McGraw-Hill.

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