FAPA.aero | Meet the Coaches | Pilot Interview Coaches and Mentors

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
Nick Alford

Nick Alford

Director - Content and Communications
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Meet the FAPA team

Louis Smith

Chairman and President of FAPA.aero

LouisSmith

Louis Smith, President of FAPA.aero, is a retired Northwest Airlines captain, completing his career flying the DC-10 on international routes.  Outside of the cockpit, Smith's vision has long been in managing businesses whose primary mission focused on publishing and organizing information that would help current and aspiring commercial pilots succeed in their career--before and after landing the cockpit job. Getting a job in commercial aviation requires more than stick-and-rudder skills, and Smith has spent the past 42 years assisting pilots in reaching their career goals by providing a one-stop shop for the information required to stay on top of this dynamic and complex industry.

Client Testimonials

Mark

Hired at United Airlines

I've had the pleasure of working with Judy Tarver over the past few years and highly recommend her and her team for any airline prep. Judy came to us at Comair during our shut down to provide instruction on resume writing and interview tactics and spent several days speaking to our group in each of our crew bases. Judy has an extensive interviewing background and knows everything there is about resume writing and helped many of us seek new employment at other carriers. I was able to work with Judy during my recent interview with United airlines and her prep was spot on. I had complete confidence on how to answer each question presented and had a great feeling when the interview concluded. I have been recently hired on at United and no doubt Judy played a huge role in this success. I highly recommend her for ANY airline interview you may have coming up. Look no further as Judy is clearly the best.