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PURSUING AVIATION AS A CAREERPresenter-Delta Airlines Captain J.C. PowellTYPICAL PILOT CAREERS U.S. Military- Air Force, Navy, Marine Corp., Army, Coast Guard Commercial Passenger Airlines- Delta Airlines Commercial Cargo Companies- FedEx, UPS Regional Airlines- SkyWest Airlines, ExpressJet Private Charter Companies- Delta Private Jets, NetJets Corporate Pilots- Monsanto, Ralston Purina Private Contractor Companies- pipeline inspection, transmission line inspection, fire fighting, land topography surveying, EMS Life Flight UAV photo missions (does not require pilot certificates) TYPICAL PATHS TO BECOMING A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOTFour year degree- most candidates focus on STEM degrees or degrees requiring analytical thinking such as a Law Degree Low cost options- ROTC, Guard enlistment during College, Air Force Academy, Air Force Reserves TYPICAL PATHS TO BECOMING A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOTMilitary Training- Requires Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) Full Time Military Commitment- approx. 9 years after UPT Air Force Reserves or Air Guard- Flying part-time to full time for 2-3 years to acquire hours and skills then move on to airlines https://www.baseops.net/archive/archiveupt.htmlTYPICAL PATHS TO BECOMING A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOTCivilian Training- 250 hours and certification Private Pilot Certification requires 40 hours Followed by serving as a Flight instructor for 1 to 2 years Regional Career Pilot Commercial Airline- example Delta BENEFITS OF WORKING AS A PILOT Constantly changing scenery from your office window Bid your trips based on seniority Mini vacation layovers Space available Pass Travel when off duty Jumpseat capability on all airlines Full family medical, dental, insurance, 401k, profit sharing Some companies offer pensions Average Pilots annual salary= 117,000 USDTYPICAL WORK MONTH AT DELTA AIRLINESDomestic Pilots average 14 days on duty total per month Trips range from 1 day trips to 5 day trips Average 12 overnights away from home 60-65 hours flight time acquired each month with trips ranging from 1 hour to 12 hours TYPICAL WORK MONTH AT DELTA AIRLINESInternational Pilots average 9-14 days on duty total per month Trips range in length from 3 days to 14 Pros- Higher paid salaries, more days off, 1 leg flights Cons- Back side of the clock flying, out of the U.S. DISQUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS*PART 1 Angina pectoris Bipolar disease Cardiac valve replacement Coronary heart disease that has been treated or, if untreated, that has been symptomatic or clinically significant Diabetes mellitus requiring hypoglycemic medications Disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory explanation of cause Epilepsy Heart replacement Myocardial infarction Permanent cardiac pacemakerDISQUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS*PART 1I Personality disorder that is severe enough to have repeatedly manifested itself by overt acts Psychosis Substance abuse Substance dependence Transient loss of control of nervous system function(s) without satisfactory explanation of cause. For Class I Medicals- vision correctible to 20/20, proper color vision, and depth perception * May not be an all inclusive list. Subject to change by FAA and AeroMedical Examiner CAUTIONARY NOTE FOR ALL PROFESSIONAL CAREERSMost professional careers (i.e.. Doctor, lawyer, pilot, nurse, etc.) require clean records! No incidents/ accidents associated with drugs/ alcohol No record of criminal activity Should you ever acquire a record during employment-you are subject to being terminated as a result of a loss of your licenseHOW TO GET STARTED NOW Go experience the aircraft simulators in the James S. McDonald Planetarium Consider an aviation summer camp Go to Spirit of St. Louis Airport and experience an Introduction Flight Join groups such as Experimental Aviation Association Young Eagles, Civil Air Patrol, Commemorative Air Force and Boy Scout Explorer Aviation Post Tuskegee Airmen Association Start Networking Pursue science and math courses in school