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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

Nick Alford

Interview Consultant

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Nick Alford joined the FAPA.aero team in May of 2014 as the Director of Content and Communications.  Nick is originally from the piney woods of East Texas.  Like most pilots he fell in love with aviation at a young age.  He attended Louisiana Tech University earning a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aviation.

Client Testimonials

Anonymous

Hired at SkyWest Airlines

Hi Louis, Here's a quick note to say that my nephew's experience with the premium member FAPA interview preparations was excellent. He interviewed with SkyWest yesterday and was offered a job 45 minutes later. His CRJ class begins this month. He said that his mock interview and the suggestions he received from FAPA were quite valuable and that he was told that he "hit it out of the ballpark" on the HR portion of the interview. His father and I are so pleased that his aviation career is progressing so well.