Recession Proof Jobs From The Rotor Aviation Helicopter Flight School In Long Beach, CA

March 17, 2010

“I’m sorry, but we’re going to have to let you go. It’s nothing personal – it’s just this crazy recession.”What loyal worker wants to hear those words uttered from his or her supervisor? Absolutely no one, that’s who. So what can you do to practically ensure that your career is recession-proof? A great option (if you’re so inclined) is to get the right credentials and experience to become a helicopter pilot.Helicopter pilots enjoy a wide range of career opportunities, including, but not limited to, these pathways to success:• corporate helicopter pilot• charter helicopter pilot• test helicopter pilot• helicopter flight instructor• agricultural helicopter pilot• EMS helicopter pilot• law enforcement helicopter pilot• sightseeing helicopter pilot• location scouting helicopter pilotNot only is the pay grade for a helicopter pilot in the 21st century attractive, but because it’s unlikely that helicopter pilots will ever be in short demand, it’s a field that is ideal for men and women with the right drive and personality to fly this type of aircraft.Of course, in order to take advantage of the benefits of this stable occupation, any potential pilot must enter into and graduate from a reputable helicopter flight school. And make no mistake about this step – the right kind of helicopter flight training is essential. Without it, potential employers will not be as likely to hire a helicopter pilot candidate.So what should you look for in a helicopter flight school? First, seek out one that offers a safe and secure helicopter flight training environment. Many “schools” are merely educational institutions in name only and have given little thought to the security of their pupils. This unnecessarily increases the risk factor to students and should be avoided.Next, pick a helicopter flight school that appreciates and addresses the fact that many helicopter pilots-in-training have varying schedules. Thus, the helicopter flight school should be operating in a way that’s convenient for pupils (e.g., its “customer-centric” instead of “egocentric”).Third, find a helicopter flight school that’s respected in the helicopter industry. Choose one that has the respect you want and deserve. Be cautious about attending one that seems to regularly cut corners or have a so-so (or terrible) reputation.Fourth, invest your savings in helicopter flight training schools that provide you with information to financial assistance or payment options. All that are trustworthy will be more than happy to help you find ways to pay for instruction.Fifth, be certain your helicopter flight school is offering enough hours in the air. If you don’t get the necessary amounts, you will be unable to get your pilot’s license until you do.And finally, choose a helicopter flight school that you know takes care of its aircraft. If they aren’t picky about the maintenance of their equipment, there’s no way that you can be assured of your wellbeing.So could helicopter flight training be the answer to your career dreams? You’ll never know until you explore your options. Contact a Long Beach California helicopter flight school today and see how you can be certain you’re “soaring” in your profession. For more information, visit RotorAviation.

Aero-TV Special Series: Understanding The Critical …

January 12, 2009

This Episode Features A Presentation By John Dixon, Director of Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle (Part 5 Of A Series)

We’ve been hearing about it for years… a pilot shortage… a critical one, at that. For many in the aviation community, it sounded like good news… at least if you were on the bottom rungs of the pilot hiring ladder and working desperately to climb your way up. However; after engaging in discussions thorough the industry over the last year and in attending a particularly pointed (and very well-organized) presentation at the FAA Forecast Conference some months ago, ANN and Aero-TV are left with the troubling impression that aviation has a BIG problem on its hands.

The session devoted to discussing the Pilot Supply was, as indicated earlier, exceptionally produced and wholly on target. The session was presented by Moderator Peter J. Wolfe, Executive Director, Professional Aviation Board of Certification (PABC), and augmented by presentations delivered by Kit Darby, President, AIR, Inc, Captain Paul Rice, First Vice President, Air Line Pilots ociation, International, Ron Levy, University Aviation ociation, John Dixon, Director of Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle.

The fourth presentation was presented by John Dixon, Director of Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle. Dixon provided the viewpoint taken by a major company that is hiring pilots now… and will definitely do so in the future. Dixon noted that since 2005, American Eagle’s new hire mean flight times have gone from 1500 hours total flight time with 300 hours of multi-engine stick time to 1000 hours of total flight time, of which 100 must be multi-engine. During that time American Eagle has trained over 800 new-hires, and has made significant changes to its training program to ensure the safety and standards of its new-hire pilots. They have added an 11th simulator training session, included 4 observation flights to the curriculum, and increased Initial Operating Experience from 25 hours to 50 hours.

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