Low Hour Pilots
Maximise your chances of finding employment in a competitive market
At Flightdeckfriend.com we understand that for many, the hardest part of a pilots career is getting that first flying job. The European market is saturated with pilots and unfortunately there are more qualified pilots than jobs available. In this section we provide a guide on how to maximise your chances of gaining employment as a first officer.
In the year 2009-2010, 2611 professional flying licences were issued in the UK alone. This figure is roughly typical of recent yearly issues. During this period there was only very limited recruitment of low hour pilots, leaving many without a job. Therefore even when there is an upturn in recruitment, there is still a huge backlog of pilots viaing for that first job in the cockpit.
Although it can be a struggle, those who show persistence, dedication and the ability to think in a lateral manner will can be successful in finding employment. Even by visiting this site you are demonstrating a keenness to research and maximise your chances. Whilst concentrating on helping you get that first flying job, we look at other aspects important to low hour pilots, such as other aviation employment options and renewal/revalidation of your ME CPL/IR.