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How to Get a Pilot Job

Learn how to get a job as a pilot from pilot Josh Kallenberg in this Howcast video.


Hi, my name is Josh Kallenberg and I'm here at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California. I've been flying professionally for about 13 years, and now I have the pleasure of flying this Gulfstream G450 which is a lot of fun and exciting. And today I'm going to talk to you about becoming a pilot. Say how to take your career to the next level in aviation. So, once you built up that viable flight experience whether as a co-pilot or as a flight instructor and you probably gonna need somewhere between at least 500 hours to 1,000 hours to get going. You could kinda get to two main opt, two main options that it's either you are gonna go with the airlines or go towards corporate aviation. Let's talk about some of different options you can explore and your path towards professional aviation. The most common ones are commercial or airline and that of corporate, or they called charter flying, or private flying. Both require similar type of experience but maybe some might require a little more than others. It depends on the airlines. It depends on the company. But probably you're going not to get job to at least say 500 hours to a 1,000 hours before some company actually start looking at you. There are some other options that you have. Perhaps, you can look at a flying for a law enforcement agencies, other governmental agencies. Uh, there is search and rescue, or, um, missionary, uh, you know, projects, there is a whole slew of, uh, other areas you can decide to choose a career [towards]. The other option, you can fly is you can fly for the military. Obviously, they got great training. It's great experience but there is obviously a long commitment.

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