Aviation hiring is booming, don't miss your moment

AOPA Flight Training
Special Edition: Aviation Career Advice March 30, 2022
Aviation job postings continue to soar
Aviation job postings continue to soar
Aviation job postings and hiring are on the rise with many companies switching to a more proactive approach to hiring, according to and Future and Active Pilot Advisors. Read more >
Career Opportunities
'All about finding your niche'
What started as a simple landing on a small island in the middle of a Georgia lake has turned into a career for Bell sales representative Errick Smith. Read more >
Women in Aviation conference inspires, connects
After a two-year hiatus from gathering in person, Women in Aviation International welcomed more than 4,000 attendees to Nashville, Tennessee. Read more >
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Careers launched at NGPA Industry Expo
The National Gay Pilots Association Industry Expo held in Palm Springs, California, in February created opportunities for more than 1,200 attendees to meet with airline recruiters and others who are hiring. Read more and view photos >
Two new maintenance training scholarships offered
If you have maintenance career ambition, you'll want to apply for one of two Rob Louviaux/DeLaurentis Foundation scholarships. Read more >
Hiring has heated up
Airlines, charter operators, flight test departments, and other aviation employers are actively seeking qualified candidates across the country. The return of in-person events has also enabled career fairs and similar gatherings to expand. Read on to learn about job fairs at major events, or happening near you.
Hiring event
Sun 'n Fun career fair expands in new location
The career fair at Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, will feature more than 20 airlines, aircraft makers, and other employers actively hiring pilots. This year's career fair (April 7 through 9) will be in a new location south of Hangar B. Attendees who register in advance may be able to schedule job interviews before the career fair begins.
Hiring event
FAPA hosts monthly recruiting events
Future and Active Pilot Advisors invites those with a commercial pilot certificate and/or 250 hours to attend job fairs scheduled each month in locations around the country. The next opportunity will be in Seattle on April 23, followed by Philadelphia in May and Denver in June.
Hiring event
EAA AirVenture for job seekers
The world's largest airshow is packed with opportunities, including entry-level jobs and upgrades for career pilots. sponsors the weeklong Aviation Job Fair during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in July.
Scholarship event
ProJet hosts career expo in November
ProJet Aviation at Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia hosts a popular Aviation Education and Career Expo geared toward high school and college students, where many scholarships are also awarded.
California Aeronautical University created content
CAU grad, US Navy veteran Aaron Hepps shares his journey
California Aeronautical University graduate and U.S. Navy veteran Aaron Hepps went from the regional airlines to the majors in under three years. Read more >
Expert Advice
Prepare to be interviewed
Surging demand for pilots and other aviation professionals alone will not ensure a job offer for every pilot interviewed, or even that your résumé will be read. Read on to position yourself to succeed.
Stand out from the crowd
Your résumé needs to be well-constructed and to the point, or it may never get read by a human. Hiring has changed, but the fundamentals of writing a résumé that will land you an interview have not. Read more >
Ace your interview
Good grades, solid checkrides, all the hours they could want—you're a rock star on paper, so what's this business about a Zoom chat? The job interview, online or in person, is where you seal the deal. Read more >
CAU updates flight line
California Aeronautical University added six new Cessna 172S aircraft to its fleet to accommodate student population growth. Read more >
United Airlines launches United Aviate Academy
A diverse first class of pilot trainees at the United Aviate Academy is preparing for careers flying for United Airlines. Read more >
ATP opens seventieth location amid pilot shortage
ATP Flight School has opened its newest location 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Read more >
Premium content
CFI for life
Treating flight instruction as merely time-building for an airline job does a disservice to our profession. If you enjoy teaching, consider sticking with it—even after you land your dream job. Read more >
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