The right time to become a professional pilot is right now
Whether you’re fresh out of school or college, or midway through a career, if you have a love of flying and a dream of being a professional pilot, there’s no time better than now to take that leap. Here’s why.
Firstly, the demand for professional pilots is very high at the moment. The aviation industry is growing; many regional airlines are being granted new contracts from mainline carriers, and private charter companies are experiencing a growth spurt as the private airline industry experiences record levels of demand. This means that they are actively looking for pilots and crew to make this growth a reality and meet contractual demands.
Secondly, many of the current pilots active in the industry are facing retirement in the next 10 years – in fact, these numbers are set to peak at very high levels, which means that less senior pilots have a chance to move up the career ladder – and new pilots have plenty of space to enter the industry. And the numbers back this up, with over 33,200 pilots expected to retire by 2030.
If you’re worried about being stuck on the bottom rungs, however, you can put that to rest thanks to the popularization of effective flow programs in most mainline commercial airline companies. These programs are designed to assist you in your career, ensuring that you are positioned in a regional carrier as first officer for 2-3 years before being moved up to captain for another 1-2 years, at which point you will be interviewed for positions at the mainline carrier.
Pay was one of the main concerns in the industry, as low pay pushed many pilots into other career paths and away from being a pilot. However, as the industry experiences a growth spurt and demand for pilots increases, the pay has gone up to far more acceptable levels including sign-on bonuses and other financial incentives.
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When it comes to choosing from the best flight schools in New Jersey, experience is everything. Our school has over 20 years of pilot training experience in training professional and amateur pilots in a range of 10 different aircraft, as well as logging over 68 000 flight instruction and rental hours.
We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to enjoy scenic open skies as you learn to fly.