HAI Helps Army Aviators Transition to Civil Job Market

 - April 30, 2014, 11:15 AM

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) will join forces at Quad-A’s 2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville on May 5 and 6 to help Army pilots and technicians who want to prepare their careers for the future. Representatives from helicopter operators spanning all sectors of the civilian market will be available to discuss opportunities with pilots and technicians, and meet with qualified candidates. The job fair will be led by Stacy Sheard, a test pilot for Sikorsky Aircraft and 11-year active-duty U.S. Army helicopter pilot, and HAI deputy director of flight operations Brian Haggerty.

“As the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts wind down, a lot of aviators are wrapping up their careers with the military and may not realize how many opportunities exist in the marketplace for pilots, mechanics and other aviation technicians. We have members we know who have missions they turn down for lack of experienced pilots to fly or mechanics to keep them on the line,” an HAI spokesman told AIN.

Job fair attendees must be registered for the Exhibit Hall. There is no charge for Quad-A members, and a nominal fee ($5 in advance; $10 at the door) for non-members. The job fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of the two days.