Even in you live very far from Alaska, you’ve heard of it, right? It’s the northernmost of all U.S. states …. way north. It snows most of the year. It has a lot of oil. Not many roads and not many large cities. And it loves pilots and flying. In fact, pilots and flying are critical to the economy and well-being of people who live in Alaska.
With 82% of Alaska communities with no roads, the state has 734 airports, 10,883 aircraft and 8,514 registered pilots.
The governor of Alaska, Sean Parnell, has recently issued a proclamation declaring September General Aviation Appreciation Month. This encourages Alaskans to celebrate aviation as a unique resource and appreciate those who make flight possible to this American frontier.
Professional flying has many career opportunities from being an airline pilot, flying aircraft that flight wildfires, charter flying, agricultural aviation, military aviation — so many it’s difficult to list them all……..and being a bush pilot in areas like parts of Africa — and Alaska. You may be bringing food to people, construction supplies, taking people to hospital……..so many useful things. For more information on becoming a pilot, see www.pea.com and fill out a “Contact Me” form. An admissions officer will respond and tell you all about pilot training.