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FAPA provides future pilots with the knowledge and advice they need to make important career decisions. We are experts on everything from the history of the career, to financing training and education in today's market.

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1. Becoming an Airline Pilot: The Good, the Bad, the Useful
There's no way to avoid paying your dues to reach an airline cockpit, but there are quite a few strategies that can make the process much easier. We'll tell you about them here.

2. Business Aviation: How It Differs From the Airlines
Business aviation pilots now fly some of the most sophisticated airplanes on earth to destinations all around the globe. Pay and benefits are top notch. Here’s why Biz Av is no longer just a fall back job.

3. Choosing a Flight Training School
Many of a pilot's flying techniques and aviation knowledge begin at the first flying lesson, choosing the right school to earn your certificates can be critical to future success.

4. Scholarships To Help Pay for Flight Training
There’s no denying that the education to become a pilot is just as expensive as every other profession these days. But we’ve done the work here to point out over 500 scholarship options just waiting for you to apply.

5. Choosing an Aviation College
We take a look at some of the decisions future aviators must make as they try to decide whether they’ll earn a four-year degree from a local academic institution, or a school that offers a degree in an aviation-focused setting.

6. Vets Stop Here for G.I. Bill Details
Veterans of the U.S. military Post 9/11 are eligible for a variety of educational assistance through the VA, including help paying for flight training. All you need to begin is a copy of your DD-214.

7. Professional Pilot Degree Institutions
No one doubts the value of a college degree to a career as a professional pilot. But if you know you’re after a degree in an aviation subject, how do you pick the right school? Here’s where FAPA can help.

8. Airline Pilot Careers: The Best Days Are Right Here, Right Now
Too many potential aviators have turned away from an airline career because the money equation had changed. Guess what, it’s changed again but this time in favor of new pilots.

9. What You Must Know to Earn an ATP
Because all Part 121 operations in the U.S. demand an ATP, here’s a valuable summary of requirements for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate.

10. Pilot Career Waypoints
We employ cross-country flight phase point terminology as a conceptual tool in addressing the major preparatory steps leading to the attainment of professional pilot status.

Meet the FAPA team

Karen Floyd

Interview Consultant

KarenFloyd

Karen joined the FAPA team in May of 2013 to work alongside Judy Tarver and Claudette Carroll helping our Premier members turn their interviews into job offers.  She comes to FAPA after working for a number of years as a Pilot Recruiter at American Eagle Airlines.  During this time, Karen worked closely with Claudette Carroll in the hiring of several thousand pilots for American Eagle.

Client Testimonials

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Hired at United Airlines

I can't Thank You enough for helping me achieve my dream of flying for United! I have been passing your name and FAPA around to everyone I know.. I have been telling them don't wait, get ahold of you and do the prep! I hope they take my advice. Only problem is I don't want to over work you with all the preps coming your way..