Eastern L1011
Topic Author
Posts: 124
Joined: Sat May 22, 1999 2:17 am

Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Mon Feb 25, 2002 12:08 am

I am searching for some good ideas and any suggestions would help. I am a 25 year old female with a social work degree. I have always wanted to be involved with aviation. I unfortunately cannot be any more than a private pilot because I am legally blind in my left eye. The past 2 years I have worked in customer/technical service for a science supply company and it is no career, the time is coming soon that I will have to leave that place for my own sanity. I would love more than anything to have a job in aviation, and I have a couple ideas. Does anyone out there have any ideas? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Eastern L1011

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Mon Feb 25, 2002 1:06 am

Have you ever thought about becoming an airline dispatcher? I'm not exactly sure about what they do, but I know that they do the weight and balance, weather briefings, filing of flight plans, etc. for the airline flights going out. Seems like that might be right up your alley.

Here's some other ideas:
Airline Customer service (just kidding)
Airline Management
FBO managment
Flight Attendant
LPGA touring proffesional
Travel agent

And I can't think of anymore...

PS, I'm also 25, and I love Eastern Airplanes. My first model I ever made was an Aloha 737, but the second was an Eastern L-1011.
Posts: 715
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:25 am

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Mon Feb 25, 2002 2:01 am

Being a Flight Attendant would provide the opportunity to travel but not great pay. However with your Social degree, advancement to management is very likely.

Do some time in the cabin and then work your way into a Training position. The pay gets better and travel, (free) is still there.

Your skills in human factors will be a big plus.
Posts: 236
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2001 7:23 am

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Mon Feb 25, 2002 2:30 am

Who said you couldn't be a pilot if you have sight in only one eye? People in these situations apply for a "SODA" (Statement of Demonstrated Ability). That means you just have to prove that you can fly safely with just one eye. There is a pilot at American Airlines who lost sight in one eye due to a car accident...he still flies. Anything is possible with a waiver (almost anything).
Posts: 173
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2001 11:07 am

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Mon Feb 25, 2002 3:26 am

I checked the CFR 67 and nothing is in there about having vision in both eyes. Just that you do have qualifing vision.

Ziggy  Big thumbs up
Posts: 2276
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 1999 1:42 pm

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Mon Feb 25, 2002 4:23 am

I can't believe people didn't bring up these two things:

1.) Dispatching

2.) ATC

Being a controller is actually fun. I'm taking a class in that currently and it's a blast!

- Neil Harrison
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2001 5:52 am

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Tue Feb 26, 2002 4:36 am

Don't overlook working for a state aviation department, an airport (operations manager) or even gasp!!! the FAA. Take a look at www.fa.gov for both agency job listings and opportunities in the industry. By the way I hold a SODA for defective vision , I'm not blind but don't meet the standards for one eye. Consult with your AME or contact FAA at Oke city to find out what you need. I had to take a special check ride for PPL but went on to get Comm/Inst ME and CFI with little or no problem. I know of several others with similar stories many doing Part 121airline flying.
Posts: 991
Joined: Tue May 29, 2001 9:51 am

Fleet Management?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 6:42 am

I'm a management major and work on the ramp and I've always wondered if there's an occupation called Fleet Manager.

A person who's in charges of an airline's fleet and such. Does this job title exist?

RE: Fleet Management?

Tue Feb 26, 2002 10:33 am

Fleet management? Well, I'm sure that somebody does that sort of thing. I'm just not sure who they are and what their title is.
Posts: 236
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2001 7:23 am

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Tue Feb 26, 2002 11:23 am

Fleet managers are usually pilots who elect to be removed from line flying duties and take jobs in an office, usually in an airlines training center. Their job is to oversee training programs for a certain fleet of aircraft, i.e. B-737, ERJ-145, MD-80, etc. I've never known this to be a "non-pilot" position.
Posts: 91
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 2:13 am

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Tue Feb 26, 2002 4:49 pm

Pilot1113: You can't be blind in one eye and still be an air traffic controller.
Posts: 492
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2001 8:58 am

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Wed Feb 27, 2002 3:31 am

"Fleet manager"...you might be thinking of a scheduler. They "manage" fleets by making sure the aircraft are in the right locations at the right times and shuffling what you've got when a scheduled aircraft has issues...

As for jobs...
ramp rat (although involved in aviation not a whole lot of room for advancement)
line (ramp) supervisor
anything in maint.
et. al.

Just my 2 bits,
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:41 pm

RE: Non-Pilot Jobs In Aviation

Thu Feb 28, 2002 3:31 am

Yeah !

They all right ! Just try out the
aviation Jobs at www.climbto350.com
there a lot of aviation related jobs, most pilots but
also some good management jobs or also
Just try it out !
If you want some more links just contact me via Mail
or here in the forum and i´ll check out some more.
Even our company in the states are searching at the moment.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dalmd88, Florianopolis, lightsaber and 1 guest

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos