Professional Pilot's Career Guide [NOOK Book]


Find the Best-Paying and Most-Fulfilling Jobs in Professional Piloting

A valuable employment tool, the Professional Pilot Career Guide provides a complete sourcebook of professional flying opportunities. This updated guide contains detailed coverage of pilot ratings and practical test standards-plus ...

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Find the Best-Paying and Most-Fulfilling Jobs in Professional Piloting

A valuable employment tool, the Professional Pilot Career Guide provides a complete sourcebook of professional flying opportunities. This updated guide contains detailed coverage of pilot ratings and practical test standards-plus goal-achieving tips on job hunting, networking, regional airlines, the majors, and more.

Written by career pilot and aviation-industry expert Robert P. Mark, this vital reference offers a real-world look at what it's like to fly for the airlines, corporations, or charter companies, together with guidance on pay, benefits, types of aircraft, and future prospects. Packed with illustrations, Professional Pilot Career Guide features:

  • Full coverage of aviation training-where to get it and how to finance it

  • The latest airline, corporate, and charter employment opportunities

  • 200 common interview questions-and the 10 most frequent interview mistakes

  • Current information on the best-paying flying jobs

  • Valuable advice on PC-based job search techniques

  • Indepth pilot interviews

  • Essential internet resources

Inside This Cutting-Edge Employment Resource for Today's Pilots

• Your Career Starts Here • Flight Training • Ratings • Where Are the Jobs? • The Regional Airlines • The Majors • Business Aviation • The Pilot and the PC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071594424
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 455
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert Mark, is a 30-year aviation-industry veteran and the Chief Executive Officer of CommAvia, a business development consulting group that specializes in marketing, public relations, issues management and community relations solutions for airports and aviation businesses around the globe. He writes an aviation-industry blog at

A contributing editor to Aviation International News, Mark was, in 2004, named the Airbus Aerospace Journalist of the Year. A former senior associate with Ogilvy PR Worldwide, he also serves as editor of IFR Refresher magazine. Author of four aviation books for McGraw-Hill, he has written for Business & Commercial Aviation, Professional Pilot, Flying, and Air Line Pilot magazine, as well as The Chicago Tribune. His latest book, a Professional Pilot Career Guide, was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2007.

As a professional speaker, Robert Mark has engaged audiences on a variety of aviation and business topics at regional, as well as national convention meetings for the Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Florida Aviation Trades Association (FATA), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the Minnesota Aviation Trade Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Mark has also appeared as an aviation expert on PBS, CBS and NBC TV, in additional to being a regular on the Fox News Network.

He is a former airline and corporate pilot, as well as a current Certified Flight Instructor. He has logged over 6200 hours in aircraft from a Cessna 150 to the Boeing BBJ and even Dassault's new Falcon 7X. Ten years of his career was also spent with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Robert Mark received his Master's Degree from the Integrated Marketing Communications program at the Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He received a Bachelor's Degree in English from Northeastern Illinois University.

Contact Rob Mark at, through the blog at, or on the phone at 800-579-6787.

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. Your Career Starts HereChapter 2. Flight TrainingChapter 3. Winning the Ratings: The Real Work BeginsChapter 4. The Job Hunt BeginsChapter 5. The Regional AirlinesChapter 6. The MajorsChapter 7. There's More to Flying Than Simply the AirlinesChapter 8. The Pilot and the InternetChapter 9: Pilot ReportsAppendix A: AOPA Flight Training 2007 College DirectoryAppendix B: 200 of the Best Interview Questions for Any Flying JobAppendix C: Virtual Airline Resource GuideAppendix D: Small Cargo Pilot Pay RatesAppendix E: Pilot-in-Command/Second in Command DefinedIndex
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007


    I was a fighter pilot in the USAF,USAirways captain for 28 years, and have written 5 books on airline safety. Since I have been flying for over 70 years, I thought I knew something about aviation , this book proved me wrong. First I want to congratulate Robert Mark on the fact that he was an Air Traffic Controller for 10 years, that got my attention quickly. Rob has over 6,000 hours in the air and has produced a remarkable book. If you want a job as a pilot, don't know whether to try for a small or large carrier - Wonder about prerequisites to fly airlines, wonder about pay scales on small or large carriers --- Its In There. Wonder about how to look and act at a job interview - Important websites for pilots--Its In There. I only wish that I had read this book before I applied for my first flying job, it would have helped me to find the proper track, and follow it.

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