Webinar : Should You Become An Airline Pilot – Part 1

by CarlValeri on September 8, 2014

Emb145Cockpit“Should You Become An Airline Pilot” is a webinar series to help you decide if becoming an airline pilot is for you. This video series will give you an in depth view of the life of an airline pilot. We also explain some very technical aspects of the career including seniority, bidding, jump seat privileges, and travel.

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In Part 1 we discuss:

  • Ten Reasons You Should Become An Airline Pilot.
  • Why Airline Pilots Can Be A Poor Source Of Information Concerning Your Career.
  • Online Forums And Why You Should Ignore The Negativity.
  • Seniority And Why It Is Important.
  • Actions You Should Take Now To Move Forward In Your Career

Part 1 will be available for viewing on September 30th, 2014. The webinar is free, simply sign up for our e-mail updates. Directions will be sent on how to register for this event and other webinars when you sign up for email updates.

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PlaneOverChinaStockWith the growth of travel and aviation in China there is an increase in the number of piloting jobs. We have received many e-mails from listeners asking what it is like to fly in China. Many of you heard that the opportunities to fly in China are very lucrative.

In episode 11 we had Dave Ross, the president of WASINC, on the show to explain the opportunities in China, but many of you wanted to know what it is really like to fly and live in China. Today I have with me Doug Ward; a Boeing 737 Captain who is actually flying in China.

Doug is based in Shenzhen, China and is currently flying as an active B737-800 Captain. Captain Ward has over 13,000 hours of flight time, including Captain on the DC-10, B737, B727, F27, and SA-227 to name a few.

He has also served as a Check Airman and Instructor. Doug has an extensive background as a captain, check airman, instructor, and pilot recruiter. We are excited to have Doug on the show to answer the question “what is it really like to fly in China?”

Doug and I Discuss:

  • Why you should consider flying in China.
  • The personal benefits of flying in China.
  • The Challenges of flying in China.
  • Living in China.
  • The financial benefits.
  • How do you find a job flying in China.


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