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FAPA.aero History

Not just a website, FAPA.aero is a well-connected company staffed by industry insiders with decades of experience in the aviation industry. We communicate monthly with the head of hiring or chief pilots at every company we track, and we don't post anything on our site until it's verified. Our president and Chairman Louis Smith founded a company known as FAPA, which helped thousands of pilots reach their professional goals from 1974 through 1996. Smith flew as a professional pilot for 35 years before retiring in 2006 as a DC-10 captain with Northwest Airlines. Judy Tarver, Vice President -Global Strategies, was the hiring manager at American Airlines long enough to hire more than 7,000 pilots. Claudette Carroll, our Director of Pilot Career Services, has nearly twenty years experience in pilot screening & selection and was instrumental in facilitating the hiring of over 5,000 pilots during her tenure at American Eagle Airlines.

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Meet the FAPA team

Aaron  Locke

FAPA Crewmember

Aaron Locke

Aaron Locke a student and Certified Flight Instructor, with ambition to fly commercially works with FAPA to aid the growth of industry with a proficient understanding of flight education, customer service, and technical pilot tools. Though just starting his career, he is doing what he can to reach new horizons and pass his knowledge to younger generations.

Client Testimonials

Anonymous

Hired at United Airlines

Thanks for the great service FAPA provided me. Sitting down with Claudette a few days before the interview is definitely what helped me get the job offer. I will recommend the premium service to anyone that's interested for sure. Thanks again. Thank you (and Judy) so very much for your help, encouragement, and kind words along the way. Your tips and hints helped more than I realized, and will also do me well in future similar pursuits. Received a phone call today from United and I will start class… (in July) on the 737. Thanks again for all of your help! Couldn't have done it without you!