Angie_MarshallWelcome to Episode 77. The path towards an airline piloting career can be varied depending on your personal circumstances and the choices you make in life. You may want to live in a certain location, you may want to fly only certain types of aircraft, or you have a family and you need to make sure you are home a certain number of days a month. With that said, a common question from listeners is “how do I know I am progressing towards my career goal of becoming an airline pilot?”

Today I have with me someone who will help me answer this question and many more. Angie Marshall is President of Cage Marshall Consulting. For over twenty years she has worked with pilots offering her expertise with career and furlough guidance, background research, application support, resume and cover letter development, interview prep, and special concerns consulting.

Angie and I discuss:

  • Your career expectations.
  • 5, 10 and 15 year plan for your career.
  • Surviving your salad years and furloughs.
  • The benefits of flying for a regional to better prepare you for the majors.
  • How many hours are competitive to get hired with the regionals and the majors.
  • Why experienced pilots may need to fly for the regionals before moving on the Majors.
  • Why you should consider career consulting.


Cage Marshall Consulting


ACP076 – Sky Dive Pilot Dennis Downing

by Russ on January 9, 2015


skydivepilotWelcome to episode 76. I have received many questions regarding the career of skydive pilot so we thought we would dedicate this episode to the job of skydive pilot.

Joining me for this episode is Dennis Downing, a pilot flying skydivers in Zephyrhills, Florida. It seems to be an exciting job and along with my listeners I am very interested in discovering more about career opportunities and what it is like to be a skydive pilot.

Dennis and I discuss:

  • What is a skydive pilot and what unique skills are needed.
  • How to find a job as a skydive pilot.
  • How Dennis developed his passion for aviation.
  • What type of training should you do to prepare yourself to become a sky dive pilot.
  • How are most skydive pilots compensated.
  • Can you make a living as a skydive pilot.
  • Is this a good way to build flight time to further your career.
  • How many hours does a typical skydive pilot fly a year.
  • Advice for pilots interested in becoming a skydive pilot.


Sky Dive City

Scholarship of the week:

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  • International competitions, and more...


ACP075 – Questions from a College Grad, the CTP Requirement, Pilot Shortage, PRIA Requests, and More

December 28, 2014

This week I have another great episode of listener email with my good friend, Flight Instructor, and Aerospace Director at Polk State College Eric Crump. In this episode we answer questions related to: Questions from a College Grad The CTP Requirement Pilot Shortage PRIA Requests Plus a few more Links Mentioned in the Podcast: Regional Airline Association […]

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ACP074 – How To Win A Scholarship with Administrator Mark Ducorsky

December 11, 2014

Today you will get an inside view into the scholarship process. We created the Aerospace Scholarships Guide because many of you wanted to know how to obtain money for your training and career advancement. When we started this guide we did not realize the large number of aerospace scholarships available but have committed to placing […]

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ACP073 – Aviation Safety and Claims Manager Dr. Benjamin Goodheart

November 30, 2014

Welcome to episode 73 of the podcast where we give you an inside view of various aviation careers. Some of you have written this show asking me to interview someone who is involved with safety and others would like to hear more about jobs in the insurance field. With me today I have someone who […]

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ACP072- Airline Interview Preparation with Judy Tarver

November 18, 2014

One of the hardest parts about getting a new job is not always finding the job, but getting through the interview. It can be scary, nerve racking, and you often only get one chance to make a good impression. Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone out there that could help you with this […]

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Thunderstorms Hazards And Avoidance – Video

November 16, 2014

Thunderstorms Hazards And Avoidance is a safety seminar recorded live. In this video you will learn: How Thunderstorms Form. The Hazards To Aircraft In Flight. The Hazards To Aircraft On The Ground. How To Avoid Thunderstorms. Click here learn how to view the video seminar.

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ACP071- Live From The National Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition 2014

November 2, 2014

National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando, Florida. I interviewed schools about their programs and employers in different segments of aviation. This episode is packed with content, and I really had a great time meeting and interviewing everyone. Interviews In This Episode: Aviation programs at Florida Tech JetPubs Manuals and Training Materials National Center for Aviation Training […]

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ACP070 – Will The Regionals Hire A Pilot Over 50, Is It Too Late To Start Flying At 28, Mission Flying, and More Listener Mail

October 20, 2014

In this episode I catch up on some of the great questions and comments sent in by listeners. Below are the questions as well as links I reference during the show. Question 1: Great podcast on AMA missionary Brian Pottinger in Indonesia. Saw all of AMA YouTube videos . Can’t get enough what a challenging […]

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ACP069 – How To Prepare For Flight School and Flying Over Sixty

October 4, 2014

This week we have another Question and Answer Session with Tom Wachowski. Listener Mail: I’m an aviation enthusiast and I wish to go to flight school in 12 months time. What can I do right now to prepare me for flight school? I Would love to hear a discussion about aviation career opportunities for those […]

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