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FAPA provides future pilots with the knowledge and advice they need to make important career decisions. We are experts on everything from the history of the career, to financing training and education in today's market.

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1. Becoming an Airline Pilot: The Good, the Bad, the Useful
There's no way to avoid paying your dues to reach an airline cockpit, but there are quite a few strategies that can make the process much easier. We'll tell you about them here.

2. Business Aviation: How It Differs From the Airlines
Business aviation pilots now fly some of the most sophisticated airplanes on earth to destinations all around the globe. Pay and benefits are top notch. Here’s why Biz Av is no longer just a fall back job.

3. Choosing a Flight Training School
Many of a pilot's flying techniques and aviation knowledge begin at the first flying lesson, choosing the right school to earn your certificates can be critical to future success.

4. Scholarships To Help Pay for Flight Training
There’s no denying that the education to become a pilot is just as expensive as every other profession these days. But we’ve done the work here to point out over 500 scholarship options just waiting for you to apply.

5. Choosing an Aviation College
We take a look at some of the decisions future aviators must make as they try to decide whether they’ll earn a four-year degree from a local academic institution, or a school that offers a degree in an aviation-focused setting.

6. Vets Stop Here for G.I. Bill Details
Veterans of the U.S. military Post 9/11 are eligible for a variety of educational assistance through the VA, including help paying for flight training. All you need to begin is a copy of your DD-214.

7. Professional Pilot Degree Institutions
No one doubts the value of a college degree to a career as a professional pilot. But if you know you’re after a degree in an aviation subject, how do you pick the right school? Here’s where FAPA can help.

8. Airline Pilot Careers: The Best Days Are Right Here, Right Now
Too many potential aviators have turned away from an airline career because the money equation had changed. Guess what, it’s changed again but this time in favor of new pilots.

9. What You Must Know to Earn an ATP
Because all Part 121 operations in the U.S. demand an ATP, here’s a valuable summary of requirements for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate.

10. Pilot Career Waypoints
We employ cross-country flight phase point terminology as a conceptual tool in addressing the major preparatory steps leading to the attainment of professional pilot status.

Meet the FAPA team

Judy Tarver

Vice President - Global Strategies

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Judy Tarver is Vice President, Global Strategies of 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 37 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.

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