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and you will find a number of training providers ranging from a small, intimate flight school at a local airport to a big-university flight program and everything in between. The best is one that fits your own lifestyle and finances. Frankly, they all do a fine job in training you to FAA standards and ultimately result in a pilot certificate. I would suggest that you surf the web and explore carefully any of those institutions that go the extra mile for the student. These are programs that offer internships or cooperative programs, and have a working relationship with a particular airline. Of course, even programs that had previously supplied pilot candidates directly to a partner airline in the past have had dif-

ficulty these past four years or so. With the soft economy and a slowdown in retirements at the major airlines, there was simply nowhere to send graduates if the jobs were not available. However, as the economy strengthens and the FAA considers the importance of academic training, academia may be playing a more important role going forward. I am most fascinated with your statement aiming to “get placed immediately into a good airline.” That just isn’t going to happen! Not unless the domestic airlines begin to adopt the ab initio concept. Truly, there may come a day when the airlines must recruit flying talent early in their careers, invest in their training, and promise a job at the end of the road.

NEVER TOO OLD
Information on training for "older" pilots is available in a special section on AOPA Online. The aviation subject report, "Older Student Pilots—Never Too Old" offers encouragement, technical information—on topics such as eyesight, health, drug usage, and energy levels—and additional resources such as previously published articles from Flight Training magazine and AOPA Pilot. In terms of flight training, there are no known definitive studies on how age affects the ability to learn. Visit the website (www. aopa.org/members/files/topics/olderstudent).

Until that time, you will need to compete with the masses to build the flight experience required, and then land that interview.
Send your Career Pilot questions to careers@aopa.org and we’ll answer them here.


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Flight Training - March 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - March 2011

Flight Training - March 2011
Contents
President’s Perspective
Right Seat
Flight Forum
Going Places?
This Weekend
Tech Tip
Success Story
Air Safety Institute
Since You Asked
Final Exam
Legal Q & A
Flying Carpet
Insights
Checkride
The Flight Training Experience: Making It Work
Where Do You Stand?
Is This Flightopia?
The 12-Step Lesson Plan
Weather
Flight Lesson
Who Will Fly?
Career Advisor
Career Pilot News
Can a CFI Use Pizza in the Cockpit?
Flight Instructor Burnout
By the Numbers
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flight Training - March 2011
Flight Training - March 2011 - Cover2
Flight Training - March 2011 - Contents
Flight Training - March 2011 - 2
Flight Training - March 2011 - 3
Flight Training - March 2011 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - March 2011 - 5
Flight Training - March 2011 - Right Seat
Flight Training - March 2011 - 7
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flight Forum
Flight Training - March 2011 - 9
Flight Training - March 2011 - Going Places?
Flight Training - March 2011 - 11
Flight Training - March 2011 - This Weekend
Flight Training - March 2011 - Tech Tip
Flight Training - March 2011 - Success Story
Flight Training - March 2011 - Air Safety Institute
Flight Training - March 2011 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - March 2011 - 17
Flight Training - March 2011 - Final Exam
Flight Training - March 2011 - Legal Q & A
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - March 2011 - 21
Flight Training - March 2011 - Insights
Flight Training - March 2011 - Checkride
Flight Training - March 2011 - The Flight Training Experience: Making It Work
Flight Training - March 2011 - 25
Flight Training - March 2011 - 26
Flight Training - March 2011 - 27
Flight Training - March 2011 - 28
Flight Training - March 2011 - 29
Flight Training - March 2011 - Where Do You Stand?
Flight Training - March 2011 - 31
Flight Training - March 2011 - Is This Flightopia?
Flight Training - March 2011 - 33
Flight Training - March 2011 - 34
Flight Training - March 2011 - 35
Flight Training - March 2011 - The 12-Step Lesson Plan
Flight Training - March 2011 - 37
Flight Training - March 2011 - 38
Flight Training - March 2011 - 39
Flight Training - March 2011 - Weather
Flight Training - March 2011 - 41
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - March 2011 - Who Will Fly?
Flight Training - March 2011 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - March 2011 - 45
Flight Training - March 2011 - Career Pilot News
Flight Training - March 2011 - Can a CFI Use Pizza in the Cockpit?
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flight Instructor Burnout
Flight Training - March 2011 - By the Numbers
Flight Training - March 2011 - 50
Flight Training - March 2011 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - March 2011 - 63
Flight Training - March 2011 - Debrief
Flight Training - March 2011 - Cover3
Flight Training - March 2011 - Cover4
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