Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2006
The airlines are struggling to make a dollar, but did anyone tell you that the business aviation industry is booming? Correct, the business aviation world is so busy its next to impossible to buy a new jet without having to wait 2.5 to 3 yrs on a waiting list before taking delivery. Many sources expect business aviation and air taxi to continue this growth for the next 5 to 10 years. Along with this strong demand of flying in private jets there is a growing demand for the pilots and flight attendants who crew these aircraft. The pilots are already running thin these days in the business aviation community and the next few years experts expect the demand for pilots to grow faster than the demand for aircraft. Being that most jets need 3 pilots to every one jet delivered.
There is a web site out there that has looked to the future and found a solution for the problem. Flycontract.com is a web site that allows private aircraft flight departments a way of finding part time pilots who are trained their aircraft. These pilots are often called "contract pilots" and they are in growing demand. Flycontract provides an easy search of pilots via type of aircraft and location. Each pilots profile then has the needed information and employer may need to determine if that pilot will be acceptable for their needs. The web site also allows pilots to show their availability on a 4 month calendar. This is because most pilots are very busy and they often have changing schedules. Flycontract has enjoyed tremendous growth and expects the web site to quickly become the first place many people look when needing a contract pilot. The web site even reports that many members of the web site have found full time pilot employment from the web site.
"Its a form of interview sometimes," says owner Terry Cooper. "Employers are short pilots, they call a pilot from the web site, fly with them, and then often offer them a full time employment." The web site also notes that it has seen a strong boost from fractional pilots who often work 7 days on 7 days off. This flexible schedule is perfect picking up part time work on a pilots day off. So, the next time you are flying on a private aircraft its possible your pilot may be a contract pilot from the web site Flycontract.com.