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FAPA Pilot Career Resource Center for School Counselors

Welcome to FAPA's pilot career resource center for school counselors. Our goal is to provide you with information about professional pilot careers so that you can speak intelligently with your students about this exciting career path.

We are adding many new resources regularly. Please see the links below to get started. Sign up at the bottom of this page to receive updates as we we add more information.


FAPA Future Pilot Forum Video Library

The FAPA Future Pilot Video Library offers video of presentations given at past FAPA Future Pilot Forums. We are continuously adding new videos from past events. You will get more out of a FAPA Future Pilot Forum by attending in person. Following presentations, the presenters and others host roundtable discussions for personalized advice. It is of great benefit to listen to others' questions and answers. However, if you can not attend in person, the video library offers and excellent taste of the event and expert guidance by our Platinum Partners.


School Counselor Pilot Career FAQs

1) Q: I heard drones would be replacing many of the pilot jobs. Is that true?
2) Q: What courses in middle and high school do they need to take?
3) Q: Are the medical requirements stringent? I heard corrective lenses are not allowed.
4. Q: Do future pilots need a four-year degree?
5. Q: How much does an aviation college cost?
6. Q: Is it true there are thousands of airline pilots laid off?
7. Q: Do future pilots need to become a military pilot to work for the airlines?

Click here for the answers!


Future Pilot Forums

FAPA Future Pilot Forums offer future professional pilots a FREE educational seminar about pathways to professional pilot careers. Career changers, non-aviation separating military personnel and students of all ages (and parents) are invited to attend in person or may register to view portions of the event via on demand video later. All attendees should pre-register for free at FAPA/FuturePilot.


FAPA's Aviation Row at ASCA

FAPA's Aviation row at ASCA began in 2016 at the New Orleans event. 2016 (New Orleans), 2017 (Denver) and 2018 (Los Angeles) were terrific successes. FAPA and aviation partners gather on FAPA's Aviation Row to educate counselors about professional pilot careers.

FAPA will again host FAPA's Aviation Row at ASCA 2019 in Boston. Please visit us and our partners to learn about how to speak to your students about pathways to professional pilot careers.


We will continue to add more counselor resources here. Please sign up for updates below to be notified when new material is added.

Meet the FAPA team

Bryan Haywood

Program Manager

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Bryan began his love for aviation as the son of USAF parents stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. He grew up in Montana where he served as a helicopter rappeller with the U.S. Forest Service executing air attack operations in the wildland fire community for many years. He continued his career in aviation riding as Chief of Party for wildland fire reconnaissance.

He remained close to aviation pursuits after leaving the U.S. Forest Service, collaborating with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists on aerial surveys of Elk and Wolf habitat, while pursuing University degrees in Montana. Bryan’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and an M.S. in Public Administration from from Montana State University-Bozeman.  Bryan is an aspiring private pilot himself and brings a unique perspective of integrating the business of professional pilot careers to the practical application of wheels up.

Client Testimonials

Anonymous

Hired at Mesa Airlines

Hi Mr. Washka, Thanks for the information, but... I just got off the phone with Mesa Airlines and I was just offered the FO position! Without FAPA's job fair, it wouldn't have happened this easily. The face to face time really got the ball rolling. Thanks for all you do for us!