Judy Tarver - Vice President - Global Strategies | FAPA.aero | Meet the Coaches | Pilot Interview Coaches and Mentors

Meet the Coaches

Coach - Judy Tarver

Vice President - Global Strategies

Phone: 800-JET-JOBS Ext. 16
Email: tarver@fapa.aero

As a recognized expert in the field, Ms. Tarver is able to provide insightful and useful feedback to give pilots an edge in planning and pursuing their career as a pilot.

For over 39 years she has worked as an aviation consultant, writer and speaker specializing in the field of pilot selection and recruitment. She was Manager of Pilot Recruitment for American Airlines where she was responsible for facilitating the hiring of over 7,100 airline pilots and has consulted with several major air carriers and other aviation associations such as the Air Line Pilots Association and the University Aviation Association. She has worked on several FAA committees that related to pilot selection and was a presenter at the NTSB Conference on Professionalism in Aviation. 

Tarver is the author of Flight Plan to the Flight Deck:  Strategies for a Pilot Career and several magazine articles that have appeared in Aviation for Women, Flight Training, Air Line Pilot and Airline Pilot Careers. She has just released her new book Expert Witness: Wrongful Death.

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

Justin

Hired at Southwest Airlines

I couldn’t have walked into the interview, ready to go, without the confidence and advice you were able to give me. FAPA really came through for me in a huge way, and I have you to thank for that. I’ve logged into FAPA.aero and completed the Interview Feedback form. Please let me know if you need any additional information.