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  • Making the most of your Pilot Career Presented by Career Services Special Alumni guest: NetJets Captain Roger Battistoni
  • Building Flight TimeHow important is building flight hours?• Flight Time = Experience• Companies have set minimumsWays to build that time?• Flight Instructing (part-time at ERAU)• Banner towing• Traffic watch• Aerial Photography• Scenic Tours• Military• Crop Dusting (typically done as a career)What is the reason we stress flight instructing?Bottom Line: First thing recruiters look at is Flight Time
  • NetworkingMajority of pilots during a low in pilot hiring find jobs through networkingStart building your professional network ASAP!• A know fact: Having your resume walked into the Chief Pilot’s office is beneficial!!Ways to Network during college career• Attend the Career Expo every year• Participate in one or two internships• Use on-line networking sites (FaceBook, LinkedIn)• Attend additional conferences that you have time and money for (NBAA [aviation day], WAI)• Join school organizations and build peer relationshipsBuild those relationships with the employers!!!
  • Value of an InternshipProvides the opportunity to network with line pilots to the Chief pilots.Gives you an edge over the competition!Some provide you Simulator or Systems training; good resume builder“True Stories”• P&G• Duke Energy• Aero Condor
  • The Aeronautical Science Degree The Burning question: What else can I do with an AS degree?Research companies that are aviation related!• Ex. CAE, Position title: Project Data Control Assistant, Required a CFI!!Companies:Honeywell JeppesenRaytheon General DynamicsGleim National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyAOPA NTSBHawker Beechcraft FAAHave a good backup• Minor field of study?• Dispatcher certificate program