There are, in life, several times that an individual seriously considers career choices:

  • At about age seven, when we all want to be a super-hero
  • At about age eighteen, when we graduate from high school and are dipping our toes in the pool of life.
  • At about age thirty, when the realization that we have a family to raise and a career really matters.
  • At about age fifty, when we feel like all of our previous choices seemed to have missed the mark.

“Interestingly enough,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, pointed out, “getting into the aviation field, even as a pilot, at age fifty isn’t all that far-fetched.”

As evidence of Dale’s statement, must one only consider the fact that BRITISH AIRWAYS cadet program – the British Airways Future Pilot Programme – accepts individuals between the ages of 18 to 55 with no previous flying experience. This is an important issue, as BRITISH AIRWAYS intends to hire 350 new pilots in 2016!

“One needs to remember,” Jason Wolcott, Vice President at TURBINE TRAINING, advised, “that there are some basic axioms regarding working as a new pilot that are the same as getting a new job anywhere else.”

These “axioms” include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • New workers have to “start at the bottom.” Neither knowledge nor experience can be gleaned overnight.
  • It is imperative to keep training throughout your career to ensure you are not “left behind.”
  • As much as we may hate it, “who you know” is more important than “what you know!”
  • Likability plays a large role in career success - - it is important to work hard to ensure that you “fit in.”
  • Practical Experience is an important part of anyone’s training.
When it comes to BRITISH AIRWAYS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING, those at the TURBINE TRAINING CENTER understand the importance of ensuring that they stay on the cutting edge of the airways to ensure that you receive the training necessary to allow you to accomplish your dreams and goals, while being as safe as possible, and staying on top of all Aviation Opportunities! As one of the leading cessna training centers in the country, TURBINE TRAINING features both Initial and Recurrent Training for Cessna Caravan, Cessna 208 training; King Air 90 Training, King Air 200 Training and King Air 300 Training. If you have any questions about the process for receiving TRAINING, contact TURBINE TRAINING at 1-866-335-1224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Wolcotts and their staff would be happy to assist you in your quest for Initial Training or Recurrent Training regarding Turbine Engines and will give you the opportunity of being on the cutting edge of training by using their simulators.

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(To learn more about this topic, research "Pilot Opportunities in 2016")