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)



Feeling a bit anxious lately? Worrying about everything from the light bill to world peace? Waking up at 3am with the worry dragons breathing down your neck?

Allow me to begin by stating the obvious: the past 18 months have been an unprecedented time of anxiety for the majority of Americans. Between job losses, national security and business scandals it can all add up to feeling as though you have lost control of your destiny.

But, hold the phone for good news! During my years of consulting with individuals facing job adversity (company bankruptcy, termination, health issues) I have identified four specific steps that can help you prioritize your worries and regain control of your outlook and, ultimately, regain control of your destiny.

Big results can come from a little focused effort. Although these suggestions are not earth shattering, they can make the difference between fighting the 3am dragons on a nightly basis or slaying them and actually getting a good night’s sleep. Let’s begin.

Continue reading SLAYING THE 3AM DRAGONS

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!

Do Check Ride Problems equal Interview Problems?

Discussing failed check rides on the application and during the interview.

We receive many calls from pilot applicants regarding failed check rides.  Let me first preface this article by saying that failing a check ride is not the end of your job search!  Yes, failed check rides will be a topic of discussion for the interviewers, but it does not necessarily mean that you will be removed from the interviewing pool or denied a job.   However, as with any hiccup in your background, proper presentation of the information both in written and verbal format is imperative.

Before you even begin to fill out any application you should review your logbooks and contact the FAA in Oklahoma City to request your COMPLETE AIRMAN’S FILE.  This file contains all of your FAA medical and check ride history since the beginning of your flying career.  Once you have received your airman’s file, take some time to review it thoroughly, re-acquainted yourself with your past performances and research any discrepancies.  After you have completed this task you are ready to apply this information to your applications. Continue reading Do Check Ride Problems equal Interview Problems?