If you’re looking for a big-iron cockpit job and wouldn’t mind relocating halfway around the world, you may be in luck: Pan Am International Flight Academy and Wasinc International, China’s largest pilot placement firm, are hosting job fairs at Pan Am’s Miami and Las Vegas training centers.
Pan Am is hosting the Miami job fair Feb. 23 and 24 at its headquarters at the Miami International Airport. The Las Vegas job fair will be held on Feb. 26. Pilots attending either event will have the opportunity to participate in evaluations and meet and greet recruiters from 12 major Chinese airlines with open cockpit slots.
“This unique job fair is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for the right person, said Greg Darrow, senior director of sales for Pan Am. Interest, he said, has been incredibly strong, with hundreds of pilots expected to show up at the job fairs.
The participating Chinese airlines include Shenzhen Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, Spring Airlines, Okair, and West Air. Air China alone has a fleet of 252 airplanes and flies to 63 international cities, 3 regions and 90 domestic cities.
Mr. Darrow continues: "Pan Am is excited to bring this opportunity to pilots seeking jobs in China, an ever-growing, exploding region with tremendous opportunities. Rarely do such Chinese aviation power players gather in one place.”"
Airline and U.S. government representatives will be on hand during the day-long events, as will several current pilots flying in China, who will share their insights and answer any attendee questions.
Attendance is expected to be high at both locations and space is limited. Candidates are encouraged to register early by visiting the Pan Am website: http://www.PanAmAcademy.com/jobfair or calling Pan Am direct at 877-394-2118.