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The Airline Transition Manual
Your Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the Airline Pilot Profession
by Richard Swindell , Andrew Ross and Jolanda Witvliet View author's profile page

Overview


The Airline Transition Manual provides an in-depth look at what it takes to survive and thrive in the airline industry, managing an airline schedule and career, along with achieving work-life balance.

Use code: HOLIDAYS2021 to receive a special discount!

OR: Visit our website for a special offer: https://www.airlinetransition.org/

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Description


What you need to know to survive your first year on the line and managing your airline career. Whether you are coming from a military or civilian aviation background, if you are looking to make a move to the airline industry this is a must-have reference. Transitioning from flight instructing and commercial flight operations, or service life and military-style flying to airline flying and the airline industry can be a challenging evolution. The Airline Transition Manual was written by airline pilots to help aviation professionals fly more smoothly into their new career. Covering topics from training to scheduling, commuting and crashpads, interviewing and jumpseating, unions and medical certification, this book contains the tips, tripwires, tribal knowledge, and information you need to create a clear path for yourself, and is a crucial resource for navigating your future as you prepare to put on an airline uniform. Although aimed at transition service members and commercial pilots, the information contained in this book is valuable to anyone planning for a career in the airlines or preparing others for the airline profession. This includes air transport specialists such as dispatchers, planners, crew schedulers, managers, members of airline union staff, as well as instructors and students in professional flight and aviation management and technology programs.
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About the author


Richard Swindell made his own transition to the airlines after leaving active duty, and flies for a major airline. He holds a CFI, CFII and MEI along with an ATP with type ratings in the Canadair CL-65, Boeing 737, 757, 767, and Airbus 320. For over a decade Captain Swindell volunteered extensively with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), having served most recently as the chairman of the Professional Development Group. On his days off from Flying, Dr. Swindell teaches in the department of aviation technology at a university in his home state of Indiana.

Jolanda Witvliet flies for a major airline and holds an ATP with type ratings in the Boeing 737, 757, 767, and 777.  She has served extensively in various capacities involved in pilot training programs including serving as a manager of instructor training, simulator instructor, and line check airman.  She has also served broadly as a volunteer for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), serving as a council representative in addition to advocating for issues in union membership including access and participation, diversity and inclusion, as well as parental issue and new hire mentoring.

Andrew Ross is a pilot at a major airline flying the Boeing 757 and 767 domestically and internationally.  Andrew has served as a union representative, committee chairman, and a member of the National Education Steering Committee for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).  He has also served as an airline check airman and is a Gold-Seal flight instructor.  Andrew is also a member of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Board of Directors, furthering collegiate aviation education through competition all of the US.

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Book details

Genre:TRANSPORTATION

Subgenre:Aviation / Commercial

Language:English

Pages:362

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098379032


Overview


The Airline Transition Manual provides an in-depth look at what it takes to survive and thrive in the airline industry, managing an airline schedule and career, along with achieving work-life balance.

Use code: HOLIDAYS2021 to receive a special discount!

OR: Visit our website for a special offer: https://www.airlinetransition.org/

Read more

Description


What you need to know to survive your first year on the line and managing your airline career. Whether you are coming from a military or civilian aviation background, if you are looking to make a move to the airline industry this is a must-have reference. Transitioning from flight instructing and commercial flight operations, or service life and military-style flying to airline flying and the airline industry can be a challenging evolution. The Airline Transition Manual was written by airline pilots to help aviation professionals fly more smoothly into their new career. Covering topics from training to scheduling, commuting and crashpads, interviewing and jumpseating, unions and medical certification, this book contains the tips, tripwires, tribal knowledge, and information you need to create a clear path for yourself, and is a crucial resource for navigating your future as you prepare to put on an airline uniform. Although aimed at transition service members and commercial pilots, the information contained in this book is valuable to anyone planning for a career in the airlines or preparing others for the airline profession. This includes air transport specialists such as dispatchers, planners, crew schedulers, managers, members of airline union staff, as well as instructors and students in professional flight and aviation management and technology programs.

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About the author


Richard Swindell made his own transition to the airlines after leaving active duty, and flies for a major airline. He holds a CFI, CFII and MEI along with an ATP with type ratings in the Canadair CL-65, Boeing 737, 757, 767, and Airbus 320. For over a decade Captain Swindell volunteered extensively with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), having served most recently as the chairman of the Professional Development Group. On his days off from Flying, Dr. Swindell teaches in the department of aviation technology at a university in his home state of Indiana.

Jolanda Witvliet flies for a major airline and holds an ATP with type ratings in the Boeing 737, 757, 767, and 777.  She has served extensively in various capacities involved in pilot training programs including serving as a manager of instructor training, simulator instructor, and line check airman.  She has also served broadly as a volunteer for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), serving as a council representative in addition to advocating for issues in union membership including access and participation, diversity and inclusion, as well as parental issue and new hire mentoring.

Andrew Ross is a pilot at a major airline flying the Boeing 757 and 767 domestically and internationally.  Andrew has served as a union representative, committee chairman, and a member of the National Education Steering Committee for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).  He has also served as an airline check airman and is a Gold-Seal flight instructor.  Andrew is also a member of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Board of Directors, furthering collegiate aviation education through competition all of the US.

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