Pilot career fair outlines hiring frenzy

Pilot career fair outlines hiring frenzy
November 18, 2015
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Based on recent hiring trends, the future for professional pilots is looking up. An aviation career fair and conference in Orlando, Florida, outlines how professional pilots can make their next move while students learn how to start an aviation career of their own.

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November 18, 2015
By David Tulis
AOPA.org

Based on recent hiring trends, the future for professional pilots is looking up. An aviation career fair and conference in Orlando, Florida, outlines how professional pilots can make their next move while students learn how to start an aviation career of their own. “The next 20 years will be the most lucrative pilot hiring market we have ever seen,” said Future & Active Pilot Advisors president Louis Smith, a retired airline captain and organizer of the Nov. 20 event.

Smith said the industry job expo and Focus on the Future conference at the Doubletree Orlando Airport will illuminate the positive outlook for pilots already in the industry. Students and parents will learn the cost of obtaining a four-year degree at an aviation college, including some of the scholarships that are available. ...According to Smith, the major U.S. airlines have entered a hiring frenzy in the last five years. New pilot positions have rapidly risen from 408 in 2010 to a projected total of 2055 new jobs in 2015. That’s a whopping 500 percent increase.

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