Karen Floyd - Interview Consultant | FAPA.aero | Meet the Coaches | Pilot Interview Coaches and Mentors

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Coach - Karen Floyd

Interview Consultant

Phone: 800-JET-JOBS
Email: karen@fapa.aero

Karen joined the FAPA team in May of 2013 to work alongside Judy Tarver and Claudette Carroll helping our Premier members turn their interviews into job offers.  She comes to FAPA after working for a number of years as a Pilot Recruiter at American Eagle Airlines.  During this time, Karen worked closely with Claudette Carroll in the hiring of several thousand pilots for American Eagle.

Karen will use the experience she gained in reviewing pilot applications and resumes, interviewing potential candidates and assisting with the human resource process to give each FAPA pilot the greatest opportunity to achieve a successful airline interview.  She gained knowledge and experience through the extensive recruitment process, as well as her opportunity to assist with the weekly pilot review board, attending aviation conferences such as OBAP and NIFA and planning and conducting pilot job fairs across the U.S.

In addition, as a Pilot Recruiter, Karen gained experience through her involvement with a number of Aviation Bridge Schools and Universities, as well as several airline training companies and aviation flight schools.

Karen brings a passion for aviation and technology to the FAPA team.  She is married to a retired Air Force F-16 pilot, who is now a pilot at a major airline.

Meet the FAPA team

Louis Smith

Chairman and President of FAPA.aero

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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

Jeff M.

Hired at Atlas Airlines

Hello all, I recently prepped with Claudette for an interview with Atlas and I was hired! Many thanks to everyone over the past couple of years, I've had an excellent experience with FAPA.aero and recommend it every time I can. Your job fairs are top notch and big big thanks to Craig and Claudette. Id like to know what my options for my membership are from now on and if there is anything else you'd like to know. Thanks again! Sincerely, Jeff M.