Flight Training to First Job: What every potential pilot needs to know about the aviation industry

Flight Training to First Job: What every potential pilot needs to know about the aviation industry

by Robbie Williams


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Whether for recreation or to become an airline pilot, Flight Training to First Job will answer all the questions you ever had about starting flying training, finding your first job and obtaining a career with an airline.

Topics include:

  • The different avenues into aviation including military and cadetships
  • What to look for when researching flying schools
  • Tips that will make you more employable after finishing training
  • Where and how to land your first flying job
  • What to expect during your first job
  • Career progression and life in the aviation industry
  • Real pilots explain their aviation journey and how they “made it”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780646948874
Publisher: Robert Williams
Publication date: 12/20/2015
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

My journey
A brief history of aviation in Australia
The aviation industry today
Acronyms used in this book
Do you really want to become a pilot?
Avenues into aviation
Learning to fly
Who can learn to fly?
What type of pre educational requirements are required to start flying?
Preparing for flying training during school
Trial Introductory Flight
What to expect in the medical and how much will it cost
Age related testing
Aviation Security Identification Card
Obtaining everything in the correct order
Should you obtain a university degree?
Flying Training
What should you look for when researching flying schools?
Questions to ask potential flying schools
Flying school locations
How to pay for flying lessons
How flying schools charge for lessons
Checking bills
Example of a flying school cost sheet
VDO or Airswitch time
What to expect during flying training
How flying schools structure flying lessons and courses
Privileges, licences, ratings and endorsements explained
How long can you expect to train for each licence?
Pros and Cons of obtaining a MECIR vs IR
Using a flight simulator at home
What will make you more employable after finishing flying training
Do you require a NVFR Rating?
Do you require a MECIR before your first job?
Do you require your ATPL subjects before your first job?
Your first job
What type of first flying jobs are there for prospective pilots?
Find the first job
Where should you look for your first aviation job?
Websites for job searching
Working overseas for your first job
Presentation, Resume, Checkride
Your first job. The good and bad
Must have items
Mistakes and errors
Useful phone and tablet apps
After Your first job
Where next?
Progression through aircraft and jobs
How many hours do you need to get into an airline?
Real life examples of how long it may take to get into an airline
Life as an airline pilot
How much can you expect to be paid as a pilot?
EBA's and Awards
Fellow pilots journeys
Keeping a diary
Stay connected
Key points to remember
International students
Entry requirements
Overseas student health cover
Planning your departure
Arriving in Australia
How to get from the airport to the city
Foreign embassies in Australia
Overseas students ombudsman
Mobile phones and SIMs
Training airport facilities and locality
Aeronautical experience requirements

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