|Take Control of Your World|
Celebrating the New Year means different things to each of us. 2010 seemed to be more of the same with regards to questionable job security for Pilots, including more mergers, contracts expiring and negotiations still dragging along at many airlines.
Focus on the New Year to turn a hobby into a viable business opportunity. In this article we'll take a look at 3 pilots who have found success, in
addition to flying. Airline Pilot Central hopes the following stories
will motivate you to discover your passion in 2011 while providing you with a financial "Plan B" should airline working conditions continue to erode.
Erin Carey, three-time airline furloghee, was featured in a previous article and we followed up to find out what she’s been doing the past year. Through her website www.mauicondos411.com she has facilitated several renovations in Maui (with more scheduled in 2011), as a project manager for Maui Condo Owners living in the mainland. She has been hired to coordinate all aspects of the remodel and finds this is especially important when dealing with various sub-contractors. Erin was even able to assist another pilot through the process of purchasing an investment property. He has been successfully covering his costs since closing. You can view her personal properties that are successful vacation rentals at www.alohawailea.com.
Michael McCoy, Executive Producer: Airline Pilot Update, has been flying professionally for over 11 years. He's followed the publishing advice of "go with what you know" and created the most popular professional pilot podcast in the world. Michael has flown in the Airlines, Corporate Flight Departments as well as Executive Charter, and has also been a contributor to aviation related stories for both NBC and CBS.