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About FAPA

About Us

Future & Active Pilot Advisors (FAPA.aero), formerly known as FltOps.com, is a career and financial advisory service for professional pilots and aspirants. The company specializes in low cost and high quality information and consulting. Through innovative pricing and focused delivery of information that is important to professional pilots, FAPA.aero is a market leader.

Collectively, the FAPA Team has 25 type ratings, logged over 66,000 flight hours, hired over 16,000 pilots, and spent 39 years in pilot recruitment. In addition, our Team has experience in airline, corporate, cargo, and military aviation as well as commercial publishing.

FAPA.aero is owned and operated by CyberCompass Corporation.

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Meet the FAPA team

Thomas Smith, MBA, CFP®

Vice President - FAPA Financial Services

ThomasSmith, MBA, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with undergraduate business degree from The University of Toledo, Master’s degree in business and finance from Arizona State University, and personal financial planning certificate from Kennesaw State University.  Started professional career as stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and spent 15 years as a Vice President of fixed income securities with both The First Boston Corporation and Lehman Brothers. Experienced individual income tax preparer with H&R Block.  Entrepreneurial and administrative credentials include founding principle and Chief Financial Officer of startup environmental contracting company. Tom lives in Marietta, Georgia with his spouse of 40 years, Julie Smith, and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Client Testimonials

Joe W.

Hired at Atlas Air

After joining FAPA, I found that Karen was extremely responsive, answering questions via text, email and phone at all hours of the day and night. Sometimes she would be on a flight herself, but as soon as she landed she was back to me right away. In my case the FAPA job fair was the lead and vital to the invitation...Karen had great advice and testimonials which helped.