DFW Job Fair - January 30, 2015

The following companies will be attending the DFW job fair.  For detailed information about the job fair visit: www.aerocrewsolutions.com/pilot-job-fair/


  • Allegiant Air
  • Emirates
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Kalitta Air
  • Spirit Airlines


  • Air Wisconsin
  • Cape Air
  • Commutair
  • Compass Airlines
  • Endeavor Air
  • Envoy
  • ExpressJet Airlines
  • GoJet Airlines
  • Piedmont Airlines
  • Republic Airways
  • Silver Airways
  • SkyWest
  • Trans States


  • Crew Outfitters
  • Isagenix

Piedmont Airlines will add regional jet to fleet in 2016

(SALISBURY, MD) - Piedmont will begin flying Embraer-145 regional jets in 2016 in addition to its current fleet of Dehavilland DHC-8s. American Airlines informed the company last week of its plans to place regional jets at Piedmont.

“It is historic,” said CEO Steve Farrow, “and as I said in my letter to the Piedmont team, it is another significant chapter in this company’s very long, very rich aviation history.”

The arrival of ERJ-145s, scheduled for early 2016, will mark the sixth time Piedmont has transitioned to a new aircraft type since 1962. The last change came in 1985 when Henson Aviation moved from the four-engine turboprop Dash 7 to the Dash 8. Decisions about the ERJ-145s, including routes, maintenance and crew bases, have not been announced.

“This expansion of Piedmont flying not only reflects the good, safe work our employees continue to do every day, but the confidence American has in our abilities, and our team,” added Farrow. “I want to thank all of our team members for the effort and expertise they’ve put forth to bring us to this point, and urge you to prepare for some very busy weeks and months ahead.”

Aero Crew Solutions will be attending the 2015 WAI Conference

Aero Crew Solutions will be attending the Women In Aviation conference in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.  Please stop by our booth if you are attending.  We will review your resume and provide career consulting for FREE at the conference.  We can answer any questions you may have about the attending airlines.

We will also be holding a raffle drawing each day at the conference for a FREE Face-to-Face prep interview prep ($399 value).  Stop by our booth to fill out a raffle ticket.  You do not have to be present to win.

Frontier Airlines will be attending the FLL job fair

We are excited to have Frontier Airlines join us at the FLL  job fair.   Due to short notice, there will be a modified Take-A-Number system for Frontier.  You will pick up your Take-A-Number at the registration desk the morning of the job fair.  Numbers will be assigned on a first come / first serve basis. 

  • 2500 TT.
  • 1500 Multi-engine, military candidates with 1500 single engine military aircraft time will be considered.  Military conversion time will be considered.
  • 500 PIC.
  • 500 Turbojet/Turboprop.

For more information about the position visit: https://rn21.ultipro.com/FRO1003/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*244FA606B0440A11

United Airlines Hiring Update

We are hiring!


United Airlines continues to fill classes with a combination of pilots recalled from furlough and new hire pilots.  We will continue to screen applicants for placement in a pool awaiting future class dates.



Pilot Hiring FAQ – October, 2014


Is United planning to hire in 2014 and 2015?

Yes. Hiring continues in 2014 and in to 2015. Successful candidates who have been placed in our hiring pool are offered class dates in order of their chronological placement in the pool.


Does United still have pilots on furlough?

No.  United Airlines has recalled all pilots who were furloughed in 2008 and 2009.  Some furloughed pilots have elected to bypass their recall opportunity but retain the right to return to available positions for up to 10 years from their date of furlough.


What aircraft and bases can new hires expect?

Vacancies for our new-hire pilots are created when there are an insufficient number of active United pilots to fill the available vacancies.  In 2014, most of our new-hire pilots were assigned to the B737, A320, and B757/B767 in EWR.  Our other pilot bases include IAH, LAX, SFO, SEA, DEN, ORD, IAD, CLE, and Guam.


Could a new-hire get assigned to Guam?

Yes. Our Pacific operation is a critical element of our global network. Pilots staffed in Guam have a unique opportunity to fly throughout Micronesia and Asia.  This is a B737 base only and right now is staffed with only volunteers.


Where do I apply for a position at United?

We are using AirlineApps.com as our application portal.  www.airlineapps.com


How often do I need to keep my application updated with AirlineApps.com?

It is important to keep your application updated at least once every 180 days or less.


What does the hiring process look like for the new United?

Qualified applicants are selected for screening in rank order and begin the process by an invite to take an online Job Fit Assessment.   Applicants who continue to meet the desired criteria following the assessment are invited to participate in a Skills Assessment and a panel interview at our Flight Training Center located in Denver, Colorado.


How much hiring are you planning to do?

Hiring needs are derived by looking at a combination of factors including retirements, furlough bypass and leave returns, flying levels, and available training capacity.  United will continue to replace pilots who are retiring and we attempt to maintain a sufficient number of successful applicants in a hiring pool to meet our short-term staffing needs.  We expect the need to be in excess of 400 new pilots in 2014 and probably around 800 in 2015.  The number of interviews we conduct in 2014 and 2015 is dependent on the size of our pool of successful candidates, manpower projections and the number of pilots who return to United from leave. 


How will my seniority work if I am hired?

A new-hire pilot will be placed on the system seniority list junior to all active pilots.  Any recalled United pilot who opts to return from bypass status (see 2nd question above) and is placed in training with new-hire pilots will exercise their system seniority in choice of base and aircraft.   Remaining base and aircraft assignments in each new-hire class are available to new-hire pilots.


What do retirements look like at United?

United will retire approximately 2,000 pilots in the next five years, over 4,000 pilots in the next ten, and nearly its entire seniority list in the next twenty years.


What are minimum qualifications?

Applicants must possess an unrestricted FAA ATP certificate, including 1000 hours of fixed-wing turbine time.  A college degree is preferred as is additional experience and attributes that are of value to United.  Please see United.jobs or AirlineApps.com for more detail.


Why should I consider United Airlines?

United is the world’s leading airline and is focused on being the airline customers want to fly, the airline employees want to work for and the airline shareholders want to invest in.

Highlights of United Airlines include:

  • World’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East with non-stop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the United States
  • A modern fleet which is the most fuel efficient (when adjusted for cabin size), and the best current aircraft order book among U.S. network carriers
  • Industry-leading loyalty program that provides more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide
  • Optimal hub locations in 10 cities, including hubs in the four largest cities in the United States
  • Rated the world’s most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 airline-industry list of the World’s Most Admired Companies

NetworkJC 2014 - Las Vegas


Our friends at Jetcareers.com will be hosting a pilot networking event in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 22nd.  NetworkJC offers a unique opportunity to connect with influential aviation professionals, friends and colleagues you may be able to assist using a “pay it forward” approach and is held in a casual and friendly environment that only NetworkJC can offer.

For more information about the event click on the link below.



Spirit Airlines hiring ground instructors at the DFW Job Fair. Guaranteed job after 2 year commitment.

The Manager of Ground Training at Spirit will be attending the job fair to recruit instructors.  Position is geared towards current flight instructors in a collegiate flight training program. We require a two year commitment, after which successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to transfer to the line as First Officers.

Essential Duties:

•Instruct Spirit new hire pilots in aircraft systems, performance, general subjects, and basic indoctrination under FAR 121 Training Program.

•Command training event(s) by adhering to FAA approved training curriculum and ensure pilots are trained to the highest standards.

•Develop and implement training courseware for the Spirit Flight Operations Training Department.

• Assist the Flight Ops and Training Department in researching, evaluating, and implementing new or revised training systems, policies, and procedures.

• Provide administrative and technical support for special projects as assigned by Flight Operations   Management.

Minimum Qualifications for consideration include: Excellent interpersonal skills

Manner and professional reputation that reflects positively upon Spirit Airlines

• Knowledge of aircraft systems and operating procedures.

• Proficient with MS PowerPoint, Excel and Word, with the ability to learn other computer programs efficiently.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Four year college degree

• Commercial Pilot Certificate with multi-engine and instrument rating

• Meet or exceed Restricted ATP minimums

• Able to training for and successfully complete Spirit’s Initial Pilot Training Program (A320 Type Rating) 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Recent experience (2 years) as a ground and/or flight instructor, or check airman,

• Certified Flight Instructor

• A degree in aviation, education, science, or engineering.


Work Environment:

• Office/classroom / flight training devices and simulators / cockpit jumpseat

• Some travel required.

• Flexible work hours.

Allegiant Air will be attending the DFW job fair

Allegiant Air will be attending the DFW job fair on Friday, July 25th.  Partial on-site interviews will be conducted.  Below are the hiring minimums.  For more information about a pilot career at Allegiant Air visit www.allegiantair.com/careers

  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Airplane Multiengine Land (AMEL).
  • 3,000 flight hours (Preferred),  (PIC time 121/135 preferred)
  • Has not reached the age 65
  • Current Second Class Medical Certificate (must have current First Class Certificate when hired).
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Must pass a background check and five (5) year pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must have authorization to work in the U.S. as defined in the Immigrations Act of 1986.

    The System Chief Pilot may waive the time requirements contained above if the candidate has other experience that would make him/her qualified for the position.  All waivers will be in writing and will be placed in the pilot’s permanent record.

US GAO - Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots

The U.S. GAO released a study on the "Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots."

What GAO Found

GAO found mixed evidence regarding the extent of a shortage of airline pilots, although regional airlines have reported difficulties finding sufficient numbers of qualified pilots over the past year. Specifically, looking at broad economic indicators, airline pilots have experienced a low unemployment rate—the most direct measure of a labor shortage; however, both employment and earnings have decreased since 2000, suggesting that demand for these occupations has not outstripped supply. Looking forward, industry forecasts and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections suggest the need for pilots to be between roughly 1,900 and 4,500 pilots per year, on average, over the next decade, which is consistent with airlines' reported expectations for hiring over this period. Yet studies GAO reviewed examining whether the future supply of pilots will be sufficient to meet this need had varying conclusions. Two studies point to the large number of qualified pilots that exists, but who may be working abroad, in the military, or in another occupation, as evidence that there is adequate supply. However, whether these pilots choose to seek employment with U.S. airlines depends on the extent to which pilot job opportunities arise, and on the wages and benefits airlines offer. Another study concludes that future supply will be insufficient, absent any actions taken, largely resulting from accelerating costs of pilot education and training. Such costs deter individuals from pursuing a pilot career. Pilot schools that GAO interviewed reported fewer students entering their programs resulting from concerns over the high costs of education and low entry-level pay at regional airlines. As airlines have recently started hiring, nearly all of the regional airlines that GAO interviewed reported difficulties finding sufficient numbers of qualified entry-level first officers. However, mainline airlines, because they hire from the ranks of experienced pilots, have not reported similar concerns, although some mainline airlines expressed concerns that entry-level hiring problems could affect their regional airline partners' ability to provide service to some locations.

Airlines are taking several actions to attract and retain qualified commercial airline pilots. For example, airlines that GAO interviewed have increased recruiting efforts, and developed partnerships with schools to provide incentives and clearer career paths for new pilots. Some regional airlines have offered new first officers signing bonuses or tuition reimbursement to attract more pilots. However, some airlines found these actions insufficient to attract more pilots, and some actions, such as raising wages, have associated costs that have implications for the industry. Airline representatives and pilot schools suggested FAA could do more to give credit for various kinds of flight experience in order to meet the higher flight-hour requirement, and could consider developing alternative pathways to becoming an airline pilot. Stakeholders were also concerned that available financial assistance may not be sufficient, given the high costs of pilot training and relatively low entry-level wages.

Why GAO Did This Study

Over 66,000 airline pilot jobs exist for larger mainline and smaller regional airlines that operate over 7,000 commercial aircraft. After a decade of turmoil that curtailed growth in the industry and resulted in fewer pilots employed at airlines since 2000, recent industry forecasts indicate that the global aviation industry is poised for growth. However, stakeholders have voiced concerns that imminent retirements, fewer pilots exiting the military, and new rules increasing the number of flight hours required to become a first officer for an airline, could result in a shortage of qualified airline pilots.

GAO was asked to examine pilot supply and demand issues. This report describes (1) what available data and forecasts reveal about the need for and potential availability of airline pilots and (2) what actions industry and government are taking or could take to attract and retain airline pilots. GAO collected and analyzed data from 2000 through 2012, forecasts from 2013 through 2022, and literature relevant to the labor market for airline pilots and reviewed documents and interviewed agency officials about programs that support training. GAO interviewed and collected data from associations representing airlines or their pilots, and pilot schools that accounted for about half of the students who graduated with professional pilot majors in 2012. GAO selected the airlines and schools based on factors such as size and location. GAO is not making recommendations in this report. The Department of Transportation and others provided technical clarifications on a draft of the report, which GAO incorporated.

Click on the link for the entire report.  www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-232