Oshkosh Aviation Job Fair Will Cater to Career Switchers

The Oshkosh aviation career fair and panel discussion will be held on Thursday, July 26, from 2-4 p.m. Gary Rosier

If you’re a passionate aviator who works outside the aviation industry but always wondered what it would be like to combine your love of flying with a fun and interesting career, you’re in luck. Executive search firm McDermott & Bull and EAA are hosting an aviation job fair at AirVenture Oshkosh geared specifically toward talented people who are considering making a career change.

A panel discussion from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, moderated by McDermott & Bull CEO and co-founder Rod McDermott will delve into the unique staffing challenges facing the general aviation industry as companies seek to hire workers at a time of near-record-low unemployment.

Industry experts on the panel will include Pat Waddick, president of innovation and operations at Cirrus Aircraft, Ken McKenzie, senior vice president for strategy and corporate development at Airbus, Rob Scholl, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Textron Aviation, and Dan Elwell, FAA acting administrator.

Following the panel discussion, which will be held at the EAA media tent just north of the Wittman Regional Airport control tower, hiring managers from aviation companies from around the country will be on hand until 4 p.m. to discuss career opportunities. Companies confirmed to participate include ForeFlight, Cirrus Aircraft, Airbus, Textron Aviation and Continental Motors.

There is no need to register for the event, and attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes.


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