ACP072- Airline Interview Preparation with Judy Tarver

by CarlValeri on November 20, 2014


2f13ccfOne of the hardest parts about getting a new job is not always finding the job, but getting through the interview. It can be scary, nerve racking, and you often only get one chance to make a good impression. Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone out there that could help you with this process, to give you tips on what to do and what not to do?

Judy Tarver is just that kind of person. For more than 30 years Judy has been helping people get jobs in aviation. From being Manager of Pilot Recruitment at American Airlines, to VP of Global Strategies at Future and Active Pilot Advisors (FAPA), Judy helps people to prepare for interview questions, how to dress to look professional, and advises interviewees to be themselves and be honest.

Judy and I Discuss:

  • Being prepared for an interview, your personality is not all you need
  • How to handle tough questions
  • Disclosure of blemishes on your personnel or criminal record
  • Dressing professionally
  • Being yourself


Scholarship of the Week: Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Scholarship


Thunderstorms Hazards And Avoidance – Video

by CarlValeri on November 18, 2014

Thunderstorms Hazards And Avoidance is a safety seminar recorded live.

In this video you will learn:

  • How Thunderstorms Form.
  • The Hazards To Aircraft In Flight.
  • The Hazards To Aircraft On The Ground.
  • How To Avoid Thunderstorms.

To learn how to view this video click here


SMAC084 Live From Aerospace Discovery 2014 At Sun N Fun

November 16, 2014

Pre-Flight Checklist Carl reporting live from the Aerospace Discovery weekend at Sun n Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on the Sun N Fun Radio button. You can also listen to the individual interviews from this episode at Chats From […]

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Pilot Deviations and How To Avoid Them : FAA Safety Seminar Nov 3, 2014

November 4, 2014

Pilot deviations are on the rise with a large number occurring in the St. Petersburg Clearwater area. This seminar will help you avoid pilot deviations. We will discuss airspace violations, runway incursion avoidance, and understanding your clearance. The following is a slide show from the seminar. Resources and links mentioned are below the video. If […]

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ACP071- Live From The National Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition 2014

November 3, 2014

National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando, Florida. I interviewed schools about their programs and employers in different segments of aviation. This episode is packed with content, and I really had a great time meeting and interviewing everyone. Interviews In This Episode: Aviation programs at Florida Tech JetPubs Manuals and Training Materials National Center for Aviation Training […]

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SMAC083 – Live From The National Business Aviation Association Convention 2014

November 1, 2014

Pre-Flight Checklist Carl and Eric report live from the National Business Aviation Association Convention 2014. Cruise Flight Carl interviewed Mark Miller from WSI about weather related products they make for GA pilots, including predicting turbulence, storms, radar, etc. You can buy a subscription to their iPad app for $120.00/year. Marina from Wyvern discussed being an […]

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Warbirds, BBQ, Cars and More at Sun N Fun When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge Nov 7-8

October 27, 2014

Carl Valeri will be reporting for Sun N Fun Radio at the 3rd Annual When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge.   If you see him at the show please stop him and say hello. Click Here for Event Details. Bring your family, friends and your appetite to the 3rd Annual When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge. This […]

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ACP070 – Will The Regionals Hire A Pilot Over 50, Is It Too Late To Start Flying At 28, Mission Flying, and More Listener Mail

October 25, 2014

In this episode I catch up on some of the great questions and comments sent in by listeners. Below are the questions as well as links I reference during the show. Question 1: Great podcast on AMA missionary Brian Pottinger in Indonesia. Saw all of AMA YouTube videos . Can’t get enough what a challenging […]

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SMAC082 – Ever Wonder What it’s Like to Fly a Corporate Jet? Find Out in this Episode!

October 17, 2014

Pre-Flight Checklist Carl, Eric and Rick are here interviewing Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast. Update on Log Ten Pro: Rick had an update on his pick of the week Log10Pro. Log10Pro is not currently compatible with iCloud. When the problem is fixed there should be an update, which is usually a free update […]

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Human Factors and Owner Operator Maintenance – FAA Safety Seminar

October 8, 2014

Michael Singleton, FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Airworthiness, presented “Human Factors and Owner Operator Maintenance” at the FAA Safety Seminar on October 6, 2014. Bellow is a slide show from the presentation. I hope you will consider registering at and learn more about the FAA Wings Program. Did you know earning a phase of the […]

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