Career Development

Career development is critical to ensuring your success in landing a flying career. There’s a lot to learn, both about the industry and about potential employers. How can you be as prepared as possible for the opportunities that are out there?

The job market can be more fickle than in many other industries; knowledge is your key to making the best decisions in this regard. Where is the industry growing? Who’s hiring? What are the current employment trends? Articles in this section will help to assure that you have a fundamental understanding of subjects and issues that, while they may not be as exciting as flying itself, are equally important to your career as a professional pilot.

Q&A: The Career Advisor

Wayne Phillips, AOPA Flight Training's careers columnist and a Boeing 737 instructor, offers career advice. E-mail your question. We can't reply personally but you could see it answered here.

Career Tips

Karen Kahn, a captain for a major U.S. airline and an aviation career counselor, offers tips to help you on your way to an aviation career. Visit her Web site.

More Resources

AOPA has compiled a list of articles to help get you started: