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Aviation Careers Podcast Episode 019: You Can Be A Test Pilot!, Military Aviation Careers, and An Interview With Mark Jones

Wonder what it would be like to be an Air Force Test Pilot?  Thinking of a career as a pilot in the military?  Maybe you want a career in one of the various aviation career fields in the military. Today I have with me someone who has accomplished all of these goals.

Our guest today is Mark Jones a former USAF test pilot, author, and civilian test pilot. I am excited to have Mark with us today to speak about jobs in the military and one of the most exciting jobs, that of being a test pilot.

We discuss:


Forever Flying By Bob Hoover.

Watching Bob Hoover perform at air shows is always a pleasure because he makes the audience gasp in excitement and amazement. Bob started his flying career as a military pilot and became a USAF test pilot and then began work as a civilian pilot.

If you enjoyed listening to Mark Jones recount his exciting career as a test pilot I think you will thoroughly enjoy “Forever Flying” by Bob Hoover. Bob is an aviation hero. My favorite story is when he escaped a POW camp during World War II, stole a German plane, and flew it to Holland.  To hear an inspirational and exciting story of another test pilot I highly recommend “Forever Flying”.

Thanks for listening to Aviation Careers Podcast. I hope this show has helped you define and inspire you to achieve your aviation career goals.

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If you want to become a test pilot I hope Mark Jones has inspired you and made you realize that you may have what it take to become a test pilot. Define your goal and then keep focused while you enjoy the journey towards your aviation career goal.

Talk to you next episode and Safe Flying!

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