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Preparing for a career as an airline pilot? We’ve put together the research to help you decide if an airline pilot career is right for you. From pilot salary info to career guides we’ve gathered the information you need to decide if you should become a pilot.

  • Hawaiian Airlines Pilot Salary – How to Become a Hawaiian Pilot

    Hawaiian Airlines Pilot Salary – How to Become a Hawaiian Pilot

    Hawaiin Airlines is a large regional carrier and the largest operator in and out of the Hawaiian Islands. It’s based in Honolulu and began operations in 1929 as Inter-Island Airways. Where are Hawaiian Pilot Bases? Hawaiian is based in Honolulu, with its primary hub at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on O’ahu. A secondary…

  • Southwest Airlines Destination 225º Pathway Program

    Southwest Airlines Destination 225º Pathway Program

    In this article we’ll take a look at the Southwest Destination 225 pathway program. As an airline pilot, I looked into just about every airline sponsored pilot training program available. And that includes researching the Southwest Destination 225 program. There are a handful of companies that people just want to work for. They have a…

  • United Aviate Academy Program – Become a United Airlines Pilot

    United Aviate Academy Program – Become a United Airlines Pilot

    In this article we’ll take a look at the United Aviate Academy program. United Aviate is a pilot pathway program built for pilots looking to fly for United. The program combines several pathways for prospects to follow and offers mentorship and travel benefits to pilots. The Aviate Program is only available after training at or…

  • Delta Propel – Pilot Career Path Program

    Delta Propel – Pilot Career Path Program

    In this article I’ll share specific details about the Delta Propel program. Delta is well-regarded as an airline, but the Atlanta-based carrier is also regularly named as one of the top companies to work for. Delta is proud of this fact and spends time selecting employees who are passionate about the company and who share…

  • Boeing vs Airbus: Showdown of the Giants

    Boeing vs Airbus: Showdown of the Giants

    In this article I’m going to compare the two largest aircraft makers Boeing vs Airbus. All great stories revolve around a conflict. Just look at our day-to-day lives: Gearheads debate which is the best muscle car, shutterbugs compare Nikon to Canon, and everyone has an opinion on iPhone vs. Android or Pepsi vs. Coke.  So,…

  • Finding the Best Airline to Work for As a Pilot 

    Finding the Best Airline to Work for As a Pilot 

    Trying to pick the best airline to work for as a pilot? As someone who recently went through this process and has started working as an airline pilot I’ll share my advice for making the choice. Many pilots set out on their careers with an airline in mind—their dream job, flying for their dream carrier.…

  • Airline Pilot’s Schedule: What You Can Expect

    Airline Pilot’s Schedule: What You Can Expect

    We get asked this question all the time. What is an airline pilot’s schedule like? In this article, we’ll help you understpartand this question more in detail. A career as an airline pilot provides many unique opportunities such as the ability to travel to varied destinations, see parts of the world you may otherwise never…

  • How To Get an FCC License

    How To Get an FCC License

    In aviation, we spend a lot of time discussing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the associated rules and regulations. But there are other agencies and rules at play sometimes. One of those times is when you use aviation radios. Radios fall under the regulatory guidelines of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the FCC…

  • How Long Does it Take to Become an Airline Captain

    How Long Does it Take to Become an Airline Captain

    Today I’m going to share with you how long it takes to become an airline captain. People ask us this question every single day. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t exactly straightforward. I’ll go deeper into every step along the way but I want to start off by noting that your timeline largely depends on the overall…

  • 5 Tips for Preparing a Resume as a Pilot

    5 Tips for Preparing a Resume as a Pilot

    You’ve reached the end of your training and are getting ready to interview for your first position with an airline. In order to do this, you need to make sure your resume is top notch. A resume plays a big part in first impressions. To help increase your hiring chances as much as possible, here…

  • 3 Reasons to Build Time as a Flight Instructor

    3 Reasons to Build Time as a Flight Instructor

    After completing the commercial rating, aspiring airline pilots come to a critical fork in their career- Do I become a flight instructor or look for a job with low flight time requirements? Because a CFI rating is not required at the airlines, some pilots opt to acquire hours through other avenues. This is sometimes due to…

  • Why Now is the Best Time to Become an Airline Pilot

    Why Now is the Best Time to Become an Airline Pilot

    In the past people became airline pilots because of a life-long passion. Like teaching, and a few other under-appreciated careers, it was the kind of job that only those who felt it was their “calling” were crazy enough to pursue. The hours were inconsistent, the schooling expensive, the training difficult and the pay not-so-great. That is no…

  • Going to College to Become an Airline Pilot

    Going to College to Become an Airline Pilot

    There’s a lot of conflicting information online about whether or not a 4-year college degree is required to become an airline pilot. But do you need a degree to be a pilot at the airlines? Some sources claim it’s absolutely mandatory, while others say you don’t need one at all. As is often the case,…