Category Archives: Pilot Training

Webinar: BEFORE YOU APPLY: Do your homework!

We are happy to announce our new Pilot Interview Webinar Series in cooperation with Cage Consulting!

Not every pilot has the ability to take time off of work to prepare for an airline interview. As a result, Cage Consulting and Will Fly For, will be offering a series of webinars designed to help you prepare for the pilot hiring process expected in 2013.

These webinars will provide you, the applicant, the opportunity to gain invaluable insight to help demystify the entire pilot application and interviewing process with the goal of making sure you shine during each and every opportunity (resume/application submission, networking, job fair and actual interview).

Topics covered in Webinar One: BEFORE YOU APPLY: Do your homework! Include:

  • Gathering Paperwork: why this step is so important
  • Background checks: where you need to go, what to get
  • Areas of concern: checkrides, traffic violations, employment and FAA situations
  • Networking: contacting friends, family, past employers, going to job fairs
  • Logbooks: organizing and auditing times
  • Letters of recommendation: who to get them from

Following the presentation we will open the Webinar up to you for your questions.


Friday, January 11th, 2013

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Space is limited, so register today:

Click Here to Register!



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Tackling A New Type

Type RatingsThere will come a time in every pilots career that they will have to transition to a new airplane. Coming from another piece of equipment you will be tempted to compare everything to the previous aircraft because that is what you are familiar with. This is not necessarily a bad thing; try to utilize the similarities and differences constructively with a ven diagram. The human brain is wired to take data and try to put order to it. One of the many ways it does this is by comparing and contrasting new information to something that is already understood. Adding a second, third, or fourth type to your certificate should be exciting and will get easier after each additional type because systems have similarities.

Going through long term training is difficult in and of itself. Before you start your training make sure that your family affairs are set on autopilot for the next month and half, because you may not be able to get back and take care of something while in training. Let your family know that for the next month you will be there as much as you can for them, however, you will be under added stress. Before heading to training try and read up on the new aircraft. If you have any friends that fly the new airplane, ask if they might be able to give you an idea of the quirks and characteristics of the new airframe.

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