Professional Pilot's Career Guide (Aviation)

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9780071485531: Professional Pilot's Career Guide (Aviation)

Find the Best-Paying and Most-Fulfilling Jobs in Professional Piloting

A valuable employment tool, the Professional Pilot Career Guide provides a complete sourcebook of professional flying opportunities. This updated guide contains detailed coverage of pilot ratings and practical test standards-plus goal-achieving tips on job hunting, networking, regional airlines, the majors, and more.

Written by career pilot and aviation-industry expert Robert P. Mark, this vital reference offers a real-world look at what it's like to fly for the airlines, corporations, or charter companies, together with guidance on pay, benefits, types of aircraft, and future prospects. Packed with illustrations, Professional Pilot Career Guide features:

  • Full coverage of aviation training-where to get it and how to finance it
  • The latest airline, corporate, and charter employment opportunities
  • 200 common interview questions-and the 10 most frequent interview mistakes
  • Current information on the best-paying flying jobs
  • Valuable advice on PC-based job search techniques
  • Indepth pilot interviews
  • Essential internet resources

Inside This Cutting-Edge Employment Resource for Today's Pilots

Your Career Starts Here Flight Training Ratings Where Are the Jobs? The Regional Airlines The Majors Business Aviation The Pilot and the PC

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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
* Areal-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 Mark, is a 30-year aviation-industry veteran and the Chief Executive Officer of CommAvia, a business development consulting group that specializes in marketing, public relations, issues management and community relations solutions for airports and aviation businesses around the globe. He writes an aviation-industry blog at Jetwhine.com.

A contributing editor to Aviation International News, Mark was, in 2004, named the Airbus Aerospace Journalist of the Year. A former senior associate with Ogilvy PR Worldwide, he also serves as editor of IFR Refresher magazine. Author of four aviation books for McGraw-Hill, he has written for Business & Commercial Aviation, Professional Pilot, Flying, FLTops.com and Air Line Pilot magazine, as well as The Chicago Tribune. His latest book, a Professional Pilot Career Guide, was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2007.

As a professional speaker, Robert Mark has engaged audiences on a variety of aviation and business topics at regional, as well as national convention meetings for the Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Florida Aviation Trades Association (FATA), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the Minnesota Aviation Trade Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Mark has also appeared as an aviation expert on PBS, CBS and NBC TV, in additional to being a regular on the Fox News Network.

He is a former airline and corporate pilot, as well as a current Certified Flight Instructor. He has logged over 6200 hours in aircraft from a Cessna 150 to the Boeing BBJ and even Dassault's new Falcon 7X. Ten years of his career was also spent with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Robert Mark received his Master's Degree from the Integrated Marketing Communications program at the Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He received a Bachelor's Degree in English from Northeastern Illinois University. Contact Rob Mark at rob@jetwhine.com, through the blog at www.jetwhine.com, or on the phone at 800-579-6787.

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