David Ulane responded to our call for readers who work in GA: “I saw your recent request for stories about people who make their living through GA employment and as Northwest Mountain Regional Manager for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), I’m one of them, with what I think is a unique and fantastic job.
Reader JD Casteel responded to our call to readers to see how they make a living in aviation. Here’s what he had to say:
“I have loved general aviation since I can remember…no, really, since I can remember. One of my earliest memories was on a small ranch near Tishomingo, Oklahoma, that my father worked on. They were using a Bell 47 for a spraying job. I remember the pure excitement seeing that helicopter approaching our truck for landing, followed by the pure fear from the loud noise it made.
One of our regular regulars, Brittany Kerr, responded immediately to our call for readers who make their living in general aviation:
“As soon as I got to the airport this morning, I started my day off by reading today’s The Pulse of Aviation from General Aviation News (which has become my daily routine). When I read this, I knew immediately I had to respond!
Since 2010, I have made my living through general aviation in the middle of rural South Dakota.
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CLEARWATER, Fla. — National Aviation Academy (NAA) is hosting a fall career fair on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Companies scheduled to attend include: Aerotek, American Flyers, Boeing South Carolina, Bombardier Learjet, Cape Air, Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Endeavor Air, General Atomics Aeronautical, GoJet Airlines, Honeywell, Kelly Services, LiveTV, Lockheed Martin, Naples Jet Center, Pall Aerospace, Pemco, Republic Airways, SkyWest Airlines, Thales Avionics, Trans States Airlines, U.S. Air Force and United Airlines.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has published the results of its 2014 survey of general aviation service employee compensation. The 2014 Compensation Report includes salaries and benefits for pilots, line service personnel and maintenance technicians.
BRAINERD, Minn. — Wipaire has launched a new program designed to develop and retain talented young airframe and powerplant mechanics.
The Gateway to Success program is comprised of several checkpoints for aspiring maintenance technicians.
FORT WORTH, Texas — According to JSfirm.com, the online aviation job board, 91% of aviation companies surveyed expect to hire employees in 2014.
VERO BEACH, Florida — Piper Aircraft has earned distinction from Workforce Solutions as one of the best places to work at the 11th Annual Indian River County “Best Place to Work” awards for employers with more than 50 employees.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — An exploration of career possibilities available in aviation will take place during the annual Aviation Career Conference Nov. 23 in the Harold White Aviation Center on Lewis University’s main campus. This free conference is designed for anyone interested in a career in aviation.