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Category DescriptionPilot WorkforceInterview Status
Global U. S. Airlines

Flying 100 or more widebody aircraft

48,438 Pilots Flying 3249 Aircraft

5 of 5 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Major U.S. Airlines

Flying 100+ aircraft w 100 seats or 50 widebodies

17,645 Pilots Flying 1567 Aircraft

6 of 6 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Regional Airlines (Jet)

Flying small jets and feeding Global/Major airline hubs

18,643 Pilots Flying 1771 Aircraft

13 of 13 Interviewed Pilots Recently

U.S. Jet Fractionals

Flying Business Jets Under Fractional Agreements

2,902 Pilots Flying 838 Aircraft

4 of 6 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Large Jet - Cargo

Flying Cargo Only in Large Jets

1,082 Pilots Flying 178 Aircraft

9 of 14 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Large U.S. Passenger Airlines

Flying Less Than 100 Large Jets (100 seats)

3,035 Pilots Flying 222 Aircraft

4 of 4 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Prop Scheduled

Flying Scheduled Passengers in Propeller Aircraft

1,264 Pilots Flying 292 Aircraft

9 of 12 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Large Jet - Charter

Flying Passenger Charters (and Cargo) in Large Jets

591 Pilots Flying 69 Aircraft

6 of 9 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Foreign Large Jet/Direct Hire

Foreign Carriers hiring directly through the carrier

16,480 Pilots Flying 1964 Aircraft

18 of 20 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Foreign Large Jet/Crew Leasing

Foreign Carriers hiring through a Crew Leasing Firm

4,040 Pilots Flying 677 Aircraft

23 of 26 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Other Companies

All Types of Pilot Employers - Ground and Flight Jobs

792 Pilots Flying 543 Aircraft

17 of 21 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Meet the FAPA team

Thomas Smith, MBA, CFP®

Vice President - FAPA Financial Services

ThomasSmith, MBA, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with undergraduate business degree from The University of Toledo, Master’s degree in business and finance from Arizona State University, and personal financial planning certificate from Kennesaw State University.  Started professional career as stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and spent 15 years as a Vice President of fixed income securities with both The First Boston Corporation and Lehman Brothers. Experienced individual income tax preparer with H&R Block.  Entrepreneurial and administrative credentials include founding principle and Chief Financial Officer of startup environmental contracting company. Tom lives in Marietta, Georgia with his spouse of 40 years, Julie Smith, and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.

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.