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About FAPA

FAPA.aero History

Not just a website, FAPA.aero is a well-connected company staffed by industry insiders with decades of experience in the aviation industry. We communicate monthly with the head of hiring or chief pilots at every company we track, and we don't post anything on our site until it's verified. Our president and Chairman Louis Smith founded a company known as FAPA, which helped thousands of pilots reach their professional goals from 1974 through 1996. Smith flew as a professional pilot for 35 years before retiring in 2006 as a DC-10 captain with Northwest Airlines. Judy Tarver, Vice President -Global Strategies, was the hiring manager at American Airlines long enough to hire more than 7,000 pilots. Claudette Carroll, our Director of Pilot Career Services, has nearly twenty years experience in pilot screening & selection and was instrumental in facilitating the hiring of over 5,000 pilots during her tenure at American Eagle Airlines.

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Meet the FAPA team

Laura Arden

Director of Sales & Marketing

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Laura Arden enthusiastically joined the FAPA team in 2016 as Director of Sales and Marketing.  She brings with her a background as an attorney and sales and marketing professional with a keen interest in aviation. Laura is responsible for building relationships with aviation partners for FAPA's Job Fairs, Future Pilot Forums and opportunities to advertise on FAPA.aero. FAPA’s Future Pilot Forums have become a passionate mission to Build the Pilot Pipeline and she works to reach future pilots of all ages to attend Future Pilot Forums around the country.

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Scott

BTW, your interview prep with Judy Tarver is worth every penny!!!! Thanks, Scott