Tim Genc - Chief Advisor and Executive Editor | FAPA.aero | Meet the Team

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Chief Advisor and Executive Editor
Phone: 800 JET JOBS
Email: Tim@FAPA.aero

After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Speech Communication, Tim
Genc immediately started working as a Flight Instructor to build valuable hours and experience
in preparation for an airline job. By the time his interview was upon him, Tim discovered that
his true passion was in teaching and mentoring. He chose to stay in flight training for the next
15 years, amassing thousands of hours of instruction along with a wealth of teaching and
coaching experience.
For a slight change of pace, Tim accepted a position as the Director of Pilot Recruitment for a
regional airline during the hiring boom, where he continued to guide candidates and aviation
hopefuls toward their dreams of becoming professional pilots. To him, it was no different than
teaching students in the early portion of their aviation journeys. And it was just as enjoyable.
Tim is ecstatic to be joining the FAPA team as Chief Advisor and Executive Editor. He is a
Chicago native and, when not spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, enjoys
writing, music and diving. Tim is looking forward to the mentoring opportunities this position
will afford him.

Meet the FAPA team

Louis Smith

Chairman and President of FAPA.aero


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 48 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

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.