Overcoming The Challenges of Professional Flying
What you'll learn
- How to navigate and overcome external pressure from employers and colleagues
- How to minimize feelings of imposter syndrome as a low time pilot
- How to handle making mistakes
- Why it is so critically important to set precedents with employers and co-workers
- Why you will inevitably find yourself being right and wrong at the same time
- Interest in professional flying, or
- Student Pilot Certificate, or
- Private Pilot Certificate, or
- Commercial Pilot Certificate, or
- Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
Welcome to the Overcoming the Challenges Of Professional Flying course. My name is Michael Carlini, founder of the Oregon Flight School, and I will be your instructor. I am a corporate jet pilot, flight instructor, and ATP with over 2000 hours and 13 years of flying experience. I am glad you are here.
One area in which traditional commercial pilot training completely lacks is in regard to many of the real-life challenges faced by professional pilots that are not aviation-related knowledge areas or maneuvers. In reality, the major challenges encountered by commercial pilots are primarily related to aeronautical decision-making, lifestyle, and mental health. This course will cover these challenges so that when you enter the professional pilot work force as a flight instructor, jump pilot, banner tow pilot, jet pilot, or anywhere in between, you will be equipped to deal with these challenges as they inevitably appear.
By the end of this course you will know:
How to navigate and overcome external pressure from employers and colleagues
How to minimize feelings of imposter syndrome as a low time pilot
How to handle making mistakes
Why it is so critically important to set precedents with employers and co-workers
Why you will inevitably find yourself being right and wrong at the same time
This course is designed for student pilots or private pilots working towards their commercial pilot certificate, as well as those who already hold a commercial pilot certificate and who are building time towards ATP minimums. I felt that commercial pilot training did not sufficiently discuss the topics that this course will cover, so I created this course to help fill in those gaps. I am excited to be able to share lessons that I have learned over the course of many years and thousands of hours of flying, condensed down into a course that is less than one hour in duration.
Thanks for tuning in, and I will see you inside!
Who this course is for:
- Low Time Pilots
- Low Time Commercial Pilots
- Entry Level Commercial Pilots
- Inexperienced Professional Pilots
Airline Transport Pilot + Certificated Flight Instructor
Type Ratings: Challenger 300, Cessna Citation, Cessna Citation Jet, Bombardier Challenger 601 SIC, Hawker 800XP SIC
Founder of Oregon Flight School
Hi I'm Michael! I am a corporate pilot based in Oregon. I began flying when I was 17, worked two jobs in high school to pay for flight training, and passed my private pilot checkride just after turning 18. I acquired a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Oregon in 2014, and then went on to start a drone-based aerial photography and videography business. While working that full-time for a few years, I finished up my ratings and worked a number of pilot jobs, including flying skydivers, fire watch, Part 135 bush flying in Alaska, and flight instructing. Today I fly Citations, CJs, Hawkers, and Challengers all over the PNW, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, and occasionally over to Europe. I love my day job, but I still really enjoy teaching. I hope you find value in and enjoy my courses!