AOPA President Phil Boyer said there are a myriad of aviation opportunities - both inside and outside the cockpit - available for college students. He recently spoke at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Auburn University, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
"You're entering an exciting time in aviation - the general aviation and airline industries are looking up, and new technologies and categories of aircraft are entering the market," Boyer told the groups. "But you don't have to be a pilot to be involved in aviation. You could be the engineer developing technology to make aviation even safer. Or you could manage an airport, investigate accidents, or even protect a pilot's right to fly with AOPA. You have more options now than aviation students at any other time in history."
To help students decide what aviation career might interest them, AOPA offers a new brochure with an Aviation Career Finder card that shows more than 60 career titles along with each position's education requirements and the type of employer. Request the brochure online.
November 3, 2006