On the surface, this ad seems like a straightforward ad for a flight attendant position.
It offers a job that is not required and would likely be a relatively easy one for an aspiring flight attendant to get.
The ad asks the applicant to demonstrate a good pilot’s ability to fly in a simulator, and it says that the FAA “will consider the applicant’s ability and willingness to accept training in the field of Flight Simulation” and “to demonstrate proficiency with the latest in flight training software, including the latest and greatest in flight simulator software, in order to be eligible for the FAA’s Flight Simulator Pilot Certification Program.”
The ad is part of the U,D.,F Department of the Interior’s (USDI) efforts to help new and aspiring flight attendants find jobs.
As the National Geographic News reports, “Flight simulators are a popular tool in the United States to help people learn about the aircraft, and they’ve been used by pilots, engineers, and other professionals to train for many aviation jobs, including pilots.”
The FAA’s new Flight Simulator Pilots Certification Program (FSPP) was introduced in 2015 and is designed to provide the next generation of pilots with training in flight and flight simulator skills.
But while the program is intended to help prospective pilots find a new, lucrative career path, it also is meant to make it easier for aspiring flight instructors to gain certification.
In addition to the FAA training requirements, it requires applicants to complete a background check and to demonstrate proficiency in the simulator by using it on a daily basis.
If you’re interested in applying for the FSPP, the process can be a bit of a challenge.
The ad asks applicants to take a test before submitting their application and the test includes the following questions:What is your background in flight simulators?
What do you have experience with?
What is the average time you spend flying in flight simulation?
What is the typical amount of time you use the simulator in your job?
What kind of aircraft are you flying?
What types of tasks do you perform?
What type of experience do you need?
The ad also asks applicants about their current job experience, and applicants must submit a resume, pay stub, and pay stubs from each previous job they have held.
Once the FAA has received the information from the applicants, the agency will send the resumes and paystubs to the applicants’ previous employers for their review.
In addition to that, the ad asks for the applicant “to show a commitment to the job and to the community.”
The FAA has made it clear that it expects that flight simulator positions will continue to be filled in the future.
So if you’re applying for a job in flight, don’t be surprised if you are asked to prove your commitment to your community.
While it is clear that the U.,D.,C Department of Interior’s flight simulator pilot certification program is a step in the right direction, the FAA is still working to develop a more streamlined program for aspiring pilots.
And that means that applicants will likely need to make more of an effort to prove that they are qualified to fly.
So for now, there’s still a long way to go.