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Welcome 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
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Welcome 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
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