There has never been a better time to pursue a career as a professional pilot. Overall, the industry is expecting unprecedented growth, and a high demand for pilots and aviation technicians.
According to a 2019 study by Boeing, the industry predicts a need for 804,000 new pilots over the next two decades. That is more than 40,000 new pilots per year!
As demand increases many airlines are offering signing bonuses and tuition reimbursement, with the average professional pilot salary now at $111,000.
Aspiring pilots can begin to fly solo as early as age 16 and can be flying for a commercial airline by age 23. But, learning to fly is not just for the young adult. Dedicated students can go from zero experience to a commercial license in less than year, making this an ideal field for those looking to change careers as well.
Sterling offers flight programs to cover every stage of your training, and partnerships that help you accomplish your career goals faster.
Ready to be a Professional Pilot? Want to experience our Redbird FMX Simulator, or join our ranks via your university’s aviation program? Let’s get you in the air.