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'Future Pilot Forum' helps students pursue aviation career

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Future pilots of all ages wanting to learn more about pursuing a career in aviation attended a free career seminar at Dole Cannery on Saturday. The event provided information ranging from how to finance your flight education and training to job market outlook for pilots on a global scale.  

"It's a great pathway to get that ball rolling and hopefully lands them in the career.. cockpit, right seat.. eventually left seat..  captain," Envoy Air Captain Keith Malkani said. 

With the hopes of being able to help steer students in the right direction and help tackle the regional pilot shortage years in advance, several airline experts with aviation companies, like Envoy Air and Piedmont Airlines, were able to sit down with those interested and answer questions.

"For us at FAPA (Future and Active Pilot Advisors) we don't look at what your next step is going to be we look at what your final step is going to be and how do we track back and help you plan your career to that point," Piedmont Airlines pilot recruiter, Benjamin Hardy said.

Pilot recruiters says it's important, especially for young perspective pilots to start thinking about their careers and build relationships early on. Saturday's event is the second annual FAPA Future Pilot Forum held in Honolulu.

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