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Are you looking for an excellent headset but don’t want to spend too much? Have you been using a headset that you absolutely hate or that you highly recommend? We are about to add a section to for pilots to review and rate their own headsets. Ratings will cover fit and comfort, audio clarity, noise cancellation/exclusion, durability, and value.

More about ADS-B

Did you know if you have ADS-B in, you may not get the full picture of traffic you think you are getting? I’ll show you why ATC’s flight following service is still a vital part of traffic avoidance.

How to Monitor Tower

What does it mean when ATC says, “Monitor Tower on 119.3”? That question will be asked and answered in the next edition of Radar Contact.

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Franklin July 26, 2015 at 3:47 am

Hi, I plan on getting my PPL this year and I would like to know how hard is finding a job once you get all your licences ? I live in Canada so finding a job for a small local airline wont be hard, but my only problem might be education. I finished high school but that’s all, are they really looking for people that well educated?


JeffKanarish July 26, 2015 at 5:21 am


My answer is probably going to be disappointing. Here it is: It depends on the airline. There is no worldwide standard for hiring qualifications among airlines. Each company sets its own standard.

Most of the major U.S. airlines prefer candidates to have a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university. Smaller aviation companies will accept a 2-year associates degree. Some charter aviation companies couldn’t care less about your academic education as long as you meet their requirements for flight experience.

There are no hard and fast rules in this regard. I would say, in general, the more education and flight experience you have, the more doors will be open to you.

Best of luck, and thank you for trusting me with your question.



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