In this episode, we discuss flying freight to build hours, ab-initio programs amidst the pilot shortage, and having confidence in your aviation career.

Announcements:

Scholarships Deadlines are approaching.

One example is SMS Pro's aviation scholarship. The deadline of July 1st is swiftly approaching.

The scholarship is $1,000 and only requires three 500 word mini-essays on aviation safety. The scholarship can be found in our book on iTunes or Kindle at AerospaceScholarships.com.

Update: the deadline for this scholarship has been extended to July 7th!

Listener Questions and Feedback:

  •  I have a similar story to Jim in Episode 137. Starting at 39, have kids and lots of bills, working as an AMP-IA. I would like to know if career changers have anything in the works to help career changers move forward.
  • Avid listener, Av Geek, working in finance. Based on the shortage, do you think airlines will start ab initio programs? Do you see the future of flying eliminating the need for First Officers or even Captains?
  • After high school, I started college to study Criminal Justice but when I tried to switch to Aviation I could not get funding. So I switched to a local flight school. I then found a university that accepted my training along with online learning to obtain a Bachelor's in Aviation Science. After instructing, I found a job flying freight in a Leer 35. Would I be hirable by the majors after flying freight?
  • Finishing up 4-year service as an officer in the US Marines, just turned 29, entering into flight training program paid by GI Bill. Considering part 121, but also flying in the reserves as C130. Which is better?

Pick Of the Week:

Aviation Safety Management Scholarship from SMS-Pro

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Welcome to the Inspirational, Informational, and Transparent podcast about all aviation careers. Today I will be discussing questions from listeners including logbook questions, the challenges of being on the road, and when you can expect to make six figures as an airline pilot.

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Listener Questions and Feedback:

  • Working at an investment firm, currently considering switching to being a pilot, asking about different options.
  • What's the amount of time I should expect to spend before getting to the regionals and majors, and when will I make six figures?
  • How often do pilots get furloughed, what's the typical amount of time?
  • Teacher asks about when they should start learning to fly and obtaining their ratings.
  • A Student pilot, 90-day solo endorsement, which expired. What do I do now?
  • A 20-year-old private pilot, going into a 2-year degree program in the fall, looking for scholarships.
  • New to aviation, thanks to Lenny for coming back to share more inspiration, thanks to the podcast team for inspiration and information.
  • Truck driver pursuing aviation, looking for advice on getting his A&P.

Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services, specializing in aviation seminars and training materials. Check out Three Point’s Facebook page, to browse its new collection of short aviation articles. It can be found at www.facebook.com/3pointaviation.

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Pick Of the Week:

Advanced Holding Patterns Part 1

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ACP135 VA Benefits Clarified and Questions Answered With Eric Crump

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