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Thinking of becoming a pilot? A surging demand for pilots, technological advancements, and access to modern learning resources make for an ideal time to begin your journey.

The demand for professional pilots has never been greater. Recent data indicates that pilot certification changes and increased demand for air travel have had far-reaching industry effects, and flight departments are experiencing a shortage of qualified pilots. Nearly 100% of regional airlines are recruiting pilots.

Airline pilot hiring

We’ve seen starting pay at the regional airlines rise, along with new, creative compensation packages. In the airline industry, where seniority is supreme and determines everything from pay to aircraft assignments and quality of life, the opportunity exists to land destination jobs much earlier in your career than has ever been possible.

Modern technologies are commonplace in training aircraft. You likely will have access to electronic flight displays and moving maps, on-board weather and pilot information, autopilot systems and advanced navigation equipment. These transformative capabilities are making flying more fun and accessible and allowing pilots to build unprecedented safety systems on reliable information.

Advanced training resources allow pilots to train more efficiently and consistently and allow training content to be accessed anywhere that is convenient. Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course is an ideal flight training companion; it’s everything you need to prepare for your written test and earn your pilot certificate, with ground school, test prep, and real-world training, all in one easy-to-use package.

With a single purchase, you gain access to five formats: the online course, iPad/iPhone app, Android app, Roku app, and Apple TV app at – no additional cost. Your progress is automatically tracked and synced between devices, and you’re eligible to receive your written exam endorsement directly from the course.

Regardless of the path you choose or your motivation to begin, time is of the essence. Don’t delay, as each year of inaction is time wasted not enjoying this amazing adventure—and time could literally be costing you hundreds of thousands in future earnings.

Explore this opportunity further here at Student Pilot News, designed for pilots just like YOU.

Still have questions? Talk to our team of flight instructors: learntofly@sportys.com

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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.

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