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Without air transportation, today's world would be very different from the one we're living in. People all over the world depend on air travel for business, leisure, and visits to family and friends. Businesses rely on air transportation to move materials, to bring branch managers to headquarters for meetings, to connect with clients and customers, and even in the age of the Internet, to move important documents quickly from one place to another. Government uses air transport in all these ways and more--to fly officials all over the world, to bring members of congress back and forth to their home states.

All kinds of people work in airports, but many of them, like secretaries and janitors, fill jobs that are generic; that is, they're jobs that exist in just about every industry, from the smallest medical practice to the largest corporation. The people we call "airport workers," though, have jobs that are only found in airports or require special airport-related skills. Airport operations managers, for example, need many of the same skills that people who oversee other kinds of operations need, but they also need a whole additional set of skills to deal with the very special requirements of air transportation.

While some airport workers--particularly those in management--work directly for the airport itself, most people who work in airports actually work for an airline. Some airport workers work for shipping companies like Federal Express, that are housed at airports but have their own fleet of planes. Others work for what are called "Fixed Base Operators" (FBOs), private companies that offer services like flight training, aircraft rentals, air taxi service as well as maintenance and repair services.

Airports also range in size from small operations, with only a few workers and only one airline serving them, to huge international airports, like Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, with thousands of workers and many airlines. What airport worker's does often depends on the size of the airport. In small airports, a single worker frequently does a whole variety of jobs--issuing tickets, checking passengers in, even helping to move baggage onto a plane--whereas in large airports, each of these tasks is a separate job. In either case, these jobs involve working in shifts, since even small airports operate for long hours, and the larger ones are up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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But above all, airport workers are the nation's first-line of defense against air transportation-connected attack, whether by foreign terrorists, domestic ones, or just plain criminals. Security personnel, the people who check passengers in, and those who screen baggage are the most directly involved in protection. But all airport personnel, even those like restaurant servers, must be constantly on the alert for unusual behavior, stray packages, and anything else that might pose a threat. To this end, workers themselves must undergo a thorough background checs before beginning work and must wear ID badges at all times.

The job outlook for airport workers is variable. The events of September 11, 2001, together with some temporary airport closures and a downturn in the economy, drastically reduced air travel, and with it the demand for airport workers. Recently, however, the volume of travel has begun to increase to more normal levels, and there are more opportunities for airport workers. Disasters aside, when the economy slows, airlines often suffer and lay off workers. When it improves, so do the prospects for airport workers.

Despite this uncertain future and other drawbacks, such as shift, weekend, and evening work, airport jobs offer some attractive benefits. Airlines employees qualify for discounted or even free air travel on their employer's airline. Most positions at airports offer benefits--like health insurance and retirement plans. People who love to travel and want a full-time job with benefits should consider working at an airport.
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TriState Aviation-TriState Aviation is a small, but busy flight school located between Manhattan and Philadelphia.
We operate a very clean, well maintained fleet consisting of C152s and C172 for our private pilot training. Our Arrow II is the perfect aircraft to complete the IFR and Commercial requirements our students are seeking as they prepare to move through their ratings to become commercial pilots.

Our instructors are well suited for our operation. They work well together and have the type of disposition we seek for our students. Though we prefer to have a student remain with one instructor throughout their training program, instructors will assist each other with those students that are having difficulty adjusting to a required maneuver in our syllabus. It’s not uncommon to hear them talk to each other about the level their students are at, where they need help and where they excel. We encourage that line of communication between instructors so we all remain on the same page with our program.

We have a number of interns responsible for a multitude of tasks in our building and on the field. Washing floors, cutting grass, pre-heating planes, refueling aircraft, taking out the garbage, detailing planes are just a few of the chores our interns are responsible for. We want a clean building, clean planes, smooth operations and a seamless transfer from one student to another. In exchange for their work, they receive free use of the aircraft as we encourage youth in our community to fly knowing that they are our future in aviation.


We stress the idea of ‘community’ on the airfield and in our neighborhood. It’s not uncommon to find a few seasoned pilots sitting in our lounge, sharing stories with students and encouraging them to take their training seriously. We have an open-door policy for pilots on the field as well as people visiting the airport. We welcome anyone to sit on our patio and watch planes land and depart throughout the day. We are very involved in community projects and host a number of events throughout the year to recognize our veteran service men and women as well as providing an amazing Santa Fly-In for the kids in our community.


Unlike other schools in the area, we don’t depend on fuel sales, hangar rent and tie-down fees to supplement our income. We don’t own the airport and rely solely on our productivity with our school as income. It’s important that we hold a higher standard in order to be a success in this arena. Whether you want to build your hours to be able to fly for the airlines or looking for a semi-retirement income to hold you over while maintaining your passion for flying, our doors are open. We’re certain that once you visit us and learn about our school, you won’t be going elsewhere for a position as a flight instructor. Please drop by or contact us for more information.
TriState Aviation is a small, but busy flight school located between Manhattan and Philadelphia. We operate a very clean, well maintained fleet consisting of C152s and C172 for our private pilot training. Our Arrow II is the perfect aircraft to complete the IFR and Commercial requirements our students are seeking as they prepare to move through their ratings to become commercial pilots. Our instructors are well suited for our operation. They work well together and have the type of disposition we seek for our students. Though we prefer to have a student remain with one instructor throughout their training program, instructors will assist each other with those students that are having difficulty adjusting to a required maneuver in our syllabus. It’s not uncommon to hear them talk to each other about the level their students are at, where they need help and where they excel. We encourage that line of communication between instructors so we all remain on the same page with our program. We have a number of interns responsible for a multitude of tasks in our building and on the field. Washing floors, cutting grass, pre-heating planes, refueling aircraft, taking out the garbage, detailing planes are just a few of the chores our interns are responsible for. We want a clean building, clean planes, smooth operations and a seamless transfer from one student to another. In exchange for their work, they receive free use of the aircraft as we encourage youth in our community to fly knowing that they are our future in aviation. We stress the idea of ‘community’ on the airfield and in our neighborhood. It’s not uncommon to find a few seasoned pilots sitting in our lounge, sharing stories with students and encouraging them to take their training seriously. We have an open-door policy for pilots on the field as well as people visiting the airport. We welcome anyone to sit on our patio and watch planes land and depart throughout the day. We are very involved in community projects and host a number of events throughout the year to recognize our veteran service men and women as well as providing an amazing Santa Fly-In for the kids in our community. Unlike other schools in the area, we don’t depend on fuel sales, hangar rent and tie-down fees to supplement our income. We don’t own the airport and rely solely on our productivity with our school as income. It’s important that we hold a higher standard in order to be a success in this arena. Whether you want to build your hours to be able to fly for the airlines or looking for a semi-retirement income to hold you over while maintaining your passion for flying, our doors are open. We’re certain that once you visit us and learn about our school, you won’t be going elsewhere for a position as a flight instructor. Please drop by or contact us for more information.


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Embraer-We have built one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. This has been made possible thanks to the dedication of people from all over the world who have a genuine passion for stretching the boundaries of what is possible. It has been like this from the beginning, and we continue being guided by the desire to work with people motivated by this challenge. At Embraer, we pay attention to all the stages of professional life, which is why we offer educational programs and special projects that serve everybody, from talented youth to those looking beyond retirement. Here we have the opportunity to integrate different cultures into a global environment, and to follow personal development throughout the span of ones career. Get to know the programs and positions we have available in Brazil and around the world. Understand that here our focus is on partnerships, human development, and allowing you to grow in areas that correspond to your interests. Come be a part of Embraer.
We have built one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. This has been made possible thanks to the dedication of people from all over the world who have a genuine passion for stretching the boundaries of what is possible. It has been like this from the beginning, and we continue being guided by the desire to work with people motivated by this challenge. At Embraer, we pay attention to all the stages of professional life, which is why we offer educational programs and special projects that serve everybody, from talented youth to those looking beyond retirement. Here we have the opportunity to integrate different cultures into a global environment, and to follow personal development throughout the span of ones career. Get to know the programs and positions we have available in Brazil and around the world. Understand that here our focus is on partnerships, human development, and allowing you to grow in areas that correspond to your interests. Come be a part of Embraer.

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