Avfuel’s AVTRIP Scholarship recipient from 2013, Kelly Hicks, is soaring to new heights after completing training to obtain her multi-engine rating.
“It’s been the best experience,” said Hicks. “Receiving my multi-engine rating means I’ve accomplished my dream— I can now fly the King Air, my favorite aircraft since childhood. This just solidifies that I have achieved my goals.” [Read more…]
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wipaire’s Gateway to Success internship program returns this year for its third year.
The program is designed for students pursuing an airframe and powerplant maintenance certificate, and is comprised of several checkpoints for aspiring maintenance technicians. [Read more…]
During the depths of the Great Recession in 2009, U.S. airlines hired just 30 pilots, a record industry low. This year, they are on track to hire nearly 4,000, the most in the past 15 years. In fact, pilot hiring in 2016 “will set a new record,” according to Nevada-based FAPA.aero in its latest study. [Read more…]
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — An exploration of career possibilities will take place during the annual Aviation Career Conference at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 21 in the Harold White Aviation Center located on Lewis University’s main campus. This free conference is designed for anyone interested in a career in aviation. [Read more…]
Perseverance pays off in any business, but George Johnson may hold the record when it comes to aircraft sales.
Having outlived and outlasted many of his competitors, the 59-year-old owner of Carolina Aircraft in Greensboro, N.C., recently sold a Beechcraft Baron to a customer he’s been courting for 38 years.
That long-term sales prospect dated from when Johnson first started selling new Beechcraft airplanes in 1977 at age 21. [Read more…]
Here’s an aviation job that might be the best of the lot: Becoming a college professor in a field you already love.
At this stage of the career game, you get to sleep in your own bed, and spend long holidays with your kids. You may look forward to the kind of job security that comes with a tenured faculty position and an office with your name on the door.
In many colleges and universities, unlike other academic disciplines, you may not be required to publish or perish, though writing academic papers can enhance your resume. You’ll be surrounded by people who share your passion for flying.
Most particularly, you will enjoy a special kind of pride, when your students go out into the world, successfully armed with the self-confidence and both practical and theoretical knowledge you helped instill. [Read more…]