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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 1738 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

893 Pilots Flying 250 Aircraft

9 of 10 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Large Jet - Charter

Flying Passenger Charters (and Cargo) in Large Jets

591 Pilots Flying 64 Aircraft

6 of 8 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

Tom Hiltner

Vice President - Operations

TomHiltner

Tom Hiltner is a native of Margate, NJ and has been a part of the FAPA crew since 2012.  Since then he has progressed from Director of Content and Communications to Vice President of Operations. Tom is responsible for the products offered by FAPA to its members, as well as planning and executing Pilot Job Fairs around the country.  Tom, a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science degree as well as an airline transport pilot certificate and a pilot in command type rating in the Embraer 145 and Airbus A320. As an active airline pilot himself Tom understands how important achieving career goals is to each and every pilot he serves. 

Client Testimonials

Derek F.

Hi Craig. I would like to confirm my registration and position at the job fair in Chicago. I had to miss the last one in Vegas unfortunately and my friend ended up with a job at US Air. Thank you. Derek F.