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Interview Day Tips to Make You Stand Out!


Our mission at Aviation Interview Prep Services Llc., is to coach you through the actual interview, however, there some things you can do prior to the interview to help put your best foot forward.  Getting yourself in the right frame of mind will give you a leg up on the competition.

First, it is critical that you do as much research on your prospective company as possible.  Use the web to obtain as much information as possible.  Start by reviewing the company’s website, but also search other industry or financial sites to get additional information on the company.  This will help you guage how the company is doing but more importantly it will give you perspective on the company from outside sources.  After sorting all this information, you should have a firm grasp of the health of the company, and where the company is headed.  You can also use the different analyst reports to come up with some good questions for the end of the interview.  It is very customary for companies to give you the chance to ask questions.  Don’t take this step lightly- it’s an essential part of the interview.  By asking key questions, you communicate to the prospective company that you have done your homework and that you are serious about them as a possibly future employer. Continue reading Interview Day Tips to Make You Stand Out!

Airline Pilot Salary Section Updated!

finbackIt is with great pleasure that we are announcing our newly updated Airline Pilot Salary information section!  Our new pilot salary information section provides the latest pilot pay scales  for over 72 U.S. based and three foreign based carriers.  We hope to add more airlines, especially foreign based Non-U.S. carriers, in the near future.

We have now automated our entire pay scale information resource.  Now pilots can make small or large changes or additions to our pay scale pages simply through the use of our easy to use pay update forms that correspond to each airlines link found at:   To make additions or changes to an airlines pay information simply click  the “Edit This Pay Rate Data” link in the upper right corner of each airlines pilot salary page.  No longer will it take days or even weeks for pay scales to be updated.  Now updates will usually be made within minutes after being accepted by administrators!

Another new feature we have added is the ability to graph and compare pay rates for multiple airlines or multiple positions.  You can also right click on these graphs to save them as jpeg images or print on your personal printer.  We are sure this new graphing feature will be a valuable tool for pilots and union negotiators.

If you have updated pilot pay scale information please click the corresponding airlines link in our Pilot Salaries section.  If you have a new airline to submit please click here.

Position to Position Graph
Position to Position Graph
Airline to Airline Graph
Airline to Airline Graph

Add Pilot Jobs Listings to Your Website or Blog!

It’s easy to add our latest pilot job listings to you website or blog! Jobs are automatically updated within minutes of posting on Will Fly For Food. You can use our content on your site for free.

Copy and Paste the following code into your website or blog:

It will look like this on your site:

Alaska Airlines Pilots reach tentative agreement

alaskaAlaska Airlines and the union for its 1,500 pilots say they have a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract.

The Air Line Pilots Association is expected to announce results of a vote in the third week in May.

The contract has been in negotiation for more than two years. Terms were not announced Wednesday, but the union’s Bill Shivers says it meets goals of improving or protecting pay, job security, retirement and health benefits.

Tentative Agreement Pilot Pay Scale
Year Captains First Officers
12 $172.00 $115.60
11 $168.43 $113.08
10 $165.92 $111.60
9 $161.28 $108.29
8 $157.84 $105.97
7 $154.55 $104.10
6 $152.71 $102.26
5 $151.19 $99.67
4 $149.78 $93.26
3 $148.32 $84.92
2 $146.87 $71.75
1 $145.87 $45.54

The Benefits of the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)

efbFor many pilots, the idea of an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) is the stuff that dreams are made of (dreams geared towards reducing job-related paperwork that is). As much as we all love flying we hate the paperwork. Unfortunately paperwork is a necessary part of our job. The good news is that with the advances in technology and newly certified products, some visionary airlines have realized the vision of a paperless cockpit and are saving money in the process.

Getting rid of the paper maintenance logbook is particularly difficult because it’s so data-entry centric. Unlike charts in which information is only referenced, the maintenance logbook is constantly being updated by pilots as well as by maintenance. It’s the one place where Flight Operations and Maintenance Operations use the same paperwork, which oh by the way just happens to be the official maintenance record that’s auditable by the regulatory authorities. No page can be lost or misplaced which is one reason why all log pages are serialized. The airline must keep logbook entries for the life of an aircraft, yet we immediately dump old charts the day they expire. Big difference! Continue reading The Benefits of the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)

WFFF Gets Social!

You can now follow the latest WFFF happenings and job postings on our new Twitter and Facebook pages! Have some good ideas of what you would like to see on our social networking pages? Use our contact form to let us know!  Click on the corresponding icon to visit our social pages.

Our new Facebook Page can be found at


New Pilot Jobs Board!

pilotWFFF is pleased to announce our new Pilot Jobs Board. Our new Pilot Job Board is unique as it only contains jobs for pilots and no other part of the industry. You won’t find our job board filled with non-pilot jobs. This is a job board created by pilot for pilots! Current pilot jobs available includes postings from major airline recruiters, regional airlines, foreign (non-US) airlines, corporate flight departments, flight schools, scenic tour operators, US Government contracts and many more. There are job opportunities for everyone, from low time to high time! Sign up today for special introductory rates at

Will Fly For Food is now .com!

Our new address is

After a long struggle, we are pleased to announce that Will Fly For Food has acquired the .com domain name. If your website or web browsers bookmarks currently link to the old .cc domain, we request that you update to our new address on the World Wide Web:

Although our domain has changed we will continue to provide the pilot job resources that you have always enjoyed!

Thinking about taxes today could add more than $200,000 to a pilot’s retirement

taxesCompound interest has been called the eighth wonder of the world.  Incredible monetary growth is possible given two simple ingredients – persistence & time.  And for airline crewmembers, perhaps one of the most overlooked opportunities to benefit from the power of compound interest comes during tax season.

Airline crewmembers (both pilots and flight attendants) incur a number of expenses associated with their employment.  Most of these expenses are eligible to be written off as itemized deductions on IRS Form 2106 (Employee Business Expenses).  Continue reading Thinking about taxes today could add more than $200,000 to a pilot’s retirement