carlwithrossanddevildogWelcome to episode 115 of the show that answers your questions, motivates you to follow your dream, and pursue an exciting aviation career! Carl is joined by Eric Crump and Paul Grieco to answer your questions.

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Topics in this Episode:

  • I Never Believed Being A Pilot Was Something I Could Do!
  • I have my Associates degree. Should I postpone completing  my Bachelor's degree and finish my ratings now?
  • Scholarships for Veterans.
  • How to  search the scholarships directory.
  • What can I do at the beginning of my training to become a better pilot and increase my chance of obtaining a job?
  • What do airlines look for when hiring new pilots? Certifications, time for flight hours, etc.
  • Benefits of changing schools or using more than one instructor.
  • Opportunities to fly for International Airlines.
  • GI Bill benefits explained.
  • Corporate and air taxi flying.


ACP114 How Do Failed Check Rides Affect Employment?

by CarlValeri on September 2, 2016

ThuderstormsAndSunIn this episode we focus on the question how do failed check rides affect employment? Eric Crump joins me today to answer this and more aviation career questions.


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  • I Failed both an oral and flight portion of my check ride, what do I do?
  • My concern is if I leave my job, instruct, and then interview for the airlines and not get a job because of my disapprovals.
  • Should I give up on my dream of becoming an airline pilot?
  • I am Debating skipping last year of college to build hours. What is more important a college degree or jumping one year ahead?
  • Accelerated training programs discussed.
  • Dealing with a company showing poor integrity, wants to interview but afraid will get fired for interviewing.
  • Questions on flight training and scholarships from Africa.
  • Older worker, wants to know what his options are to become a pilot.
  • Questions on Great Lakes Airlines hiring part time pilots.


Career Coaching and Interview Preparation

Aerospace Scholarships 

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ACP113 So You Want to Work in Aviation with Jennifer Adams

August 15, 2016

Welcome to episode 113! There are many jobs in aviation and some will surprise you. Today I am joined by Paul Grieco and special guest Jennifer Adams. Jenn is an Aviation blogger writing at Tales from the Terminal on all types of Aviation jobs and adventures. In This Episode We discuss: Why Jennifer became interested in Aviation as a […]

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ACP112 How Does Bidding For Flights Work? Should I Own A Plane To Build Time?

July 22, 2016

In this episode we will read e-mails and answer questions including “How does bidding for flights work? and Should I own a plane to build time?”. Don’t forget to send your questions and feedback to Preparing for an interview? Need someone to review your resume and cover letter? Seeking career advice? Consider our couching […]

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ACP111 “The Valeri Effect” and How to Pick the Right Regional

July 7, 2016

Welcome to episode 111!  Carl Valeri and Co-Host Paul Grieco discuss a number of questions from listeners including preparing for training and how to pick the right regional. First, Paul discusses his upgrade to Captain versus Carl’s decision to remain as a First Officer. They also discuss the differences in Operation Specifications (Op-Specs) and Operations Manuals. Announcements: […]

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ACP110 Is Turbine Time or Total Time Better For The Regionals?

June 22, 2016

Welcome to this episode of Aviation Careers Podcast, where we answer your questions about all aspects of careers in Aviation and Aerospace! Announcements: The new version of the 2016 Scholarships Guide will be out soon on the website and on Amazon. If you already purchased the guide on Amazon, you can simply re-download the book […]

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ACP109 Air Force Loadmaster To Professional Pilot

June 8, 2016

Today we have a special guest who is transitioning from an Air Force loadmaster to professional pilot. Larry Unger is truly an inspiration. If you are considering transitioning from the military to a professional pilot you need to hear his story. Larry is an advocate for those considering serving their country through a career in […]

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ACP108 From Russia With Lenny – Changing Country and Careers

May 20, 2016

Welcome to the podcast where we inspire you to pursue your career goals and give you an inside look at many aviation careers. Today we have a special guest who will discuss the challenges and rewards of moving to a new country and changing careers to a satisfying career as an airline pilot. Announcements: Congrats […]

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ACP107 Be clear on what you want your career lifestyle to look like

May 8, 2016

Welcome to another question and answer show of Aviation Careers Podcast! Tonight I am joined by Eric Crump and Paul Grieco to tackle your questions about moving forward in your Aviation career. We start with a comment from Tom Wachowski, who recommends that you get clear on what you want your career lifestyle to look […]

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ACP106 Working Towards Your New Career While Supporitng a Family

April 22, 2016

Welcome to episode 106 of the podcast where we help you move toward your career goal. Hearing your stories of achieving your career goal keeps us motivated and helps inspire others. Please keep sharing your success stories including your challenges along the way toward your goal. In this episode we answer your questions. You will […]

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