IMG_8034Welcome to episode 99 of the podcast where we give you a inside look at many aerospace careers and help you achieve your career goals. Joining me today is Paul Grieco, scholarship analyst and interview prep consultant; and Tom Wachowski host of The Private Jet Podcast. In this episode we discuss Recurrent Training,  Living on starting pay, and Flying During the Holidays.

Recently I have had the pleasure of coaching some very interesting and motivated aerospace professionals and students. One thing I have been hearing from you is that we have been providing some much needed and nuanced information as to the lives of pilots, flight attendants, engineers, and other professionals. To help you decide if an aerospace career is for you and motivate you during hate holidays I want to talk about working during this holiday season.

Today we are recording this on the eave of Thanksgiving in the United States, so for all of those listening that celebrate this holiday, Happy Thanksgiving!  This is a holiday we give thanks and I want to start off with giving thanks for having you as a listener and for the amazing team we have here at Aviation Careers Podcast!

Today we discuss:

  • Preparing recurrent training.
  • Interview Preparation for Cape Air and CommutAir
  • Scholarship of the week
  • Flying during the holidays.

Listener Mail:

  • Do you have any tips for anyone who is interested in converting to EASA?
  • Does the solo long cross country have to be done solo without anyone in the airplane except yourself, or can it be done with passengers?
  • You can actually make a living on $40 an hour your first year and pay your school bills?
  • How do the airlines view multi or single engine turbine time compared to flight instruction?
  • Do you know of any Airframe & Powerplant scholarships?

Scholarship of the week:

HFI Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship


ACP098 What Is The Best Type Of Turbine Time?

by CarlValeri on November 12, 2015

What is the best type of turbine time on your path to the majors? Welcome To Episode 98. We will answer this and many more questions in another episode where we answer your questions. Joining me today is Paul Grieco, airline pilot, nurse, and scholarships analyst.

What is the best type of turbine time and more questions:

  • Will I really love flying for the rest of my life?
  • Would I have some free time to do what I love?
  • Would I make enough money as a pilot to afford all I want to do?
  • Would I have time for family as an airline pilot?
  • I just finished episode 94 with ExpressJet and it came at just the right time.
  • Would my experience with the turbine PIC along with a year as a regional FO make me a strong candidate for the legacies?
  • If I am flying at the 135 operation do you think that attending OBAP and WAI job fairs will be enough to get a call from a legacy?
  • Do I just have to deal with first-year regional pay if I want a decent chance at a legacy or the major of my choice?
  • I was wondering what are some things I can do starting now that will distinguish me from the crowd when applying to pilot positions at the regionals and majors?
  • What is the best path to the majors turbine regional or turbine fractional?
  • Does buying time destroy the industry?
  • I am currently a 32-year-old. If I chose to change my career, do you recommend the ATP fast track?
  • Can you provide information on the cost of your coaching services?


Coaching Page

ACP094 ExpressJet Airlines Pilot Interview

Scholarship of the week:

ExpressJet Airlines Employee Scholarship

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