Industry veterans will share how to navigate the transition from being a new pilot or maintenance technician to achieving your career goals.

You’ve just received your hard-earned FAA certificate. However, the gap in experience required to get your dream job and your current job can seem wider than the Grand Canyon. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone. There are many paths to get from here to there; with the right advice, you can find the route that will make you reach your goal sooner.

Whether you dream of flying offshore, for an air medical, corporate VIP, or firefighting operator, or something else, those who have traveled the road to those positions can show you the way. They can even help if you are seeking a high-paying helicopter maintenance position in your ideal location with the perfect shift to match your work-life balance goals.

VAI is bringing together a panel of industry veterans to answer burning questions from new pilots and maintenance technicians about what to do after receiving their certifications, what experience they need to work toward their dream jobs, and how to find the best routes to their goals. The panel will include pilots, maintenance technicians, a human resources professional, and industry executives in flight instruction and air medical operations.

Join us Thursday, Jul. 11, at 4 pm eastern (UTC-4) for an informative 60-minute VAI webinar where our panel will answer attendee questions and offer advice about career planning and how to build experience toward achieving your ultimate professional goals.

If you have a question you would like the panel of experts to answer, please email your question in advance to Dan Sweet at [email protected].

Our confirmed presenters:

  • Wes Van Dell, Chief Flight Instructor-Rotorcraft, University of North Dakota
  • John Ballard, Operations Support Manager/Talent Acquisitions Specialist, PHI
  • James Simmons, Senior Manager of Aviation Quality, Yulista

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What types of experience are needed for key careers
  • How to build the experience that gets you noticed
  • The value of networking
  • How industry veterans made the journey
  • And more.

Register today for this free, one-hour webinar, Thursday, Jul. 11, at 4 pm eastern (UTC-4) to learn how to transition from getting your new FAA certification to landing your dream job.

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  • Jen Boyer

    Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.

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Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.