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About FAPA

Meet the Coaches

The coaches at FAPA.aero bring their combined decades of airline interviewing and hiring experience to you. Collectively, our coaches have hired over 15,000 pilots at U.S airlines. We are passionate about helping pilots have the best career possible.

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Judy Tarver

Vice President - Global Strategies

Claudette Carroll

Director - Pilot Career Services

Karen Floyd

Interview Consultant
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Meet the FAPA team

Captain Andy Simonds

Senior Staff Writer

Captain AndySimonds

In 1980, Captain Andy Simonds first soloed in a beat-up fire-prone Cessna 152 Aerobat in Madison, Wisconsin.   After a tour in general aviation as a CFI and Part 135 charter pilot, Andy started collecting uniforms from American Eagle, TWA, Airborne Express and, finally, American Airlines where he is currently a Chief Pilot in NY and a captain on the A-320.  Whether left seat, right seat, back seat or jumpseat he never met an airplane he didn't like.  Andy would fly all airplanes to which somebody (who had the guts) gave him the keys including Metroliners, Jetstreams, DC-9, B-727, B-737, B-757, B-767 and the Airbus 319/321.

Client Testimonials

Charles D.

Hired at Delta Air Lines

...Thank you for all the help getting my job at Delta. I will continue to recommend Judy to all of my buddies as they exit the military.