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.