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Career Path

Below is a  guide, an outline of possibilities from education to job force, nothing more.  There are many career paths out there and right now there are few pilots to fill all the roles.  Here are just a few of the stepping stones on your way to a career in aviation.  Although, most think the airlines are everyone's goal, many find there love in other facets of the industry.

Total time hour

requirements for each license or job opportunity.

250hrs

Complex

Aircraft

Endorsement

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50hrs

Private Pilot's

   License

RED

The education, these are the licenses required before being considered for professional level work in aviation.

60hrs

Instrument

   License

Complex

Aircraft

Endorsement

Commercial

     Single

   License

High

Performance

Endorsement

Multi-Engine

Private Pilot

License

 Certified

   Flight Instructor

Certified

Instrument

Instructor

Multi-Engine

Flight

Instructor

Airline Transport

Pilot

Multi-Engine

Airline Transport

Pilot

Single

Multi-Engine

Commercial

License

High Altitude

Endorsement

Multi-Engine

Instrument

Add-On

Glider or

Non-Powered

Aircraft Rating

Aircraft

Ferry Pilot

SkyDive

Operations

Banner

Towing

Operator

Major

Airlines

Pilot

Sea-Plane

License

Regional

Airlines

Part 135

Single Engine

Charter Pilot

YELLOW

Often considered the Intro jobs or "time-building" employment.  These are highly rewarding and should not be discounted.

GREEN

These are career level jobs that are only reached after long term commitment to excellence in the industry.

AirShip

License

Helicoptor

License

WHITE

There are so many opportunities to explore in the aviation world that you can spend a lifetime and not touch on them all.  These are just a few examples.

1500h

800hrs

1250h

500hrs

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