John McDermott

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John McDermott’s passion for aviation began in a Michigan bookstore when he found a story about a chance encounter between enemy pilots during World War II. Soon, after watching countless hours of fighter jets and traffic from his home near O’Hare International Airport, he was hooked forever. These days, John is a student pilot from Chicago pursuing a career in professional aviation. He works with Professional Pilots of Tomorrow’s Digital Media Team and has experience as an airline ramper and customer service agent. Though he is also pursuing a Religious Studies degree at Northwestern University, he does not plan to become a missionary pilot. Instead, he dreams of far-off destinations with warm beaches and fun adventures. With years of experience writing and editing for aviation news websites, John is ready to take the next step towards pursuing his life-long career goal of becoming flight crew.

The Value of Passion 

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My love for aviation is a driving force When I started my multiengine training, I was suddenly reminded of my intense passion for aviation. After...

Consistency Above All Else

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Strategic training for currency and more importantly, proficiency The dominating narrative around pursuing a career as a professional pilot right now is that getting all...

Embrace the Challenges 

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Even a postponed checkride can teach us something I’ve been spending a lot of time lately preparing for my commercial pilot checkride in the United...

The Best Time to Get Your Multiengine Rating

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Consider options that fit your goals Pilots who hope to fly for major airlines must eventually earn their commercial multiengine rating. Exact details for what...

Non-Instructing Career Options

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Many new commercial pilots choose to pursue instructing in order to build flight time and experience to become viable job candidates. However, for those...

Your Best Long-Term Career Path

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Comparing Parts 121, 135, and 91 operations As career pilots begin their training, one major question is, what the best, ultimate career path might be....

To Expedite or Not to Expedite

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How quickly should we move through flight training? Many student pilots are blessed with the opportunity to dictate the pace of their flight training without...

Considerations for Flowing into Your Dream Job

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The pilot shortage continues to put pressure on airlines, flight schools, and other companies as they look for qualified pilots to fill positions left...

What’s the Best Airline Cadet Program for You?

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New pilots who are committed to flying for major U.S. airlines will likely be drawn to airlines’ cadet programs. These programs are commonly found...

Balancing and assessing the choices of airfields for your training

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Oftentimes, the discussions regarding where to learn to fly have to do with which flight school to choose. How do you ensure that the...

Aero Crew News 2023 Photo Contest Winners

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Grand Prize Winner Twin Otter – Jon B. Taken at Grand Canyon National airport after a tour over the Canyon. The image is merely point and...

Salt Lick BBQ ­– A Carnivore’s Dream

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I was back in Austin, Texas and wanted to have a comparison to the king of brisket from Franklins BBQ that I reviewed in...