Find Your Dream Job

API is the preeminent business aviation recruiter of pilots, maintenance professionals, dispatchers and director and VP-level leaderships positions.

Invest in Yourself

World-class employers trust API (and only API) to help them hire for their coveted, full-time flight department positions. Are you our next great hire?

Apply with API to find out if you match our current and future client job openings. Becoming an API Registered Professional™ is a great investment of your time and it pays off in your long-term career.

Plus, there’s no cost to candidates.

Why API is a Great Investment of Your Time?

Extend Your Reach

By becoming an API Registered Professional, you're partnering with our API aviation recruiters, and extending your reach—far beyond your friends and family network.

Stay
Focused

Let API be your “eyes and ears” regarding potential career roles while you stay focused on current position. We’ll tap you when a great opportunity arises.

Access Exclusive Roles

Give yourself a great advantage. By working with API, you’ll get access to exclusive positions. Plus, learn in-depth details about today’s top employers.

Aviation careers for aviation professionals

Whether it’s a large Fortune 10 corporate flight department or a one-aircraft operator, we’re fortunate to represent clients of all sizes with unique technical and cultural needs.

Aviation hiring managers rely on API for our unmatched network of pre-vetted business aviation pros. Plus, our ability to continually present 'top of the class' candidates.


Testimonials

"The whole API process has been quite enlightening."

Thank you for talking with me. I have to admit, the whole API process has been quite enlightening. It made me take a good look at the life experiences that made me the man that I am today.

Pilot , Part 91 Flight Department

"I offer my sincere thanks to API for helping me to land this amazing job!"

I regularly reflect on how lucky I am to be where I am, surrounded by the best in the industry; and I offer my sincere thanks to API for helping me to land this amazing job!

Flight Standards Captain , Part 91 Flight Department

"The API team is focused on personality and fit. In a corporate flight department, this is a critical component to success."

While most recruiting firms are merely interested in placing pilots in jobs, the API team is focused on personality and fit. In a corporate flight department, this is a critical component to success. By interviewing the departments to determine culture and needs, they then use a variety of personality tests and interviews to match those needs with potential candidates. This is a unique approach to recruiting.

API guided me through the entire process and were there at every step to ensure my success. They gave me clear idea of what the hiring manager was looking for and helped me prepare for the interview. I went in well-briefed and confident. That allowed me to tailor my answers to preemptively address those concerns.

In this dynamic hiring environment, it’s getting difficult to find people qualified on specific equipment. I was not the candidate on paper that my employer-to-be thought they were looking for. But through API's unique recruiting process, they were able to focus on what the hiring customer really needed.

Captain , Part 91 Flight Department

"Companies that use API are the types of organizations flight crews want to work for."

I first became associated with API in August 1997 as part of an [outplacement service] severance package. Since then, API has not disappointed.

Over the years, API has placed me in several positions, each one better than the last. API’s commitment to their clients is second to none. Companies that use API to fill positions are the types of organizations flight crews want to work for because they demonstrates a commitment to placing the right people in the right positions.

I consider API an integral part of my career and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to advance their aviation careers.

Captain , Part 91 Flight Department

"My thanks are for my position, and also for helping us create the most cohesive, fun team I have ever been a part of."

As I approach my second anniversary, I wanted to thank you again for seeing the ‘fit’ for me in this position. It has been a wild and fun ride, evolving significantly from the staid, predictable place it was when they retained you. My thanks are for my position, and also for helping us create the most cohesive, fun team I have ever been a part of. No dead weight, no agendas, no siloes. Truly a place where we are greater than the sum of the parts. A place where the people know that just culture prevails and respectful dissent is invited, and celebrated. It may be the best job in business aviation.

Director of Aviation , Part 91 Flight Department

"I would highly recommend Aviation Personnel International."

I just wanted to give a sincere thank you for the career assistance and guidance. API did an excellent job preparing, coordinating and navigating as a liaison between myself and the company.

I would highly recommend API to any corporate flight department that is currently searching for highly qualified aviation professionals.

Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician , Part 91 Flight Department

"API is the best resource for those looking for a job in business aviation."

Because of their emphasis on fitting the right people to the right position and department, I think that API is the best resource for those looking for a job in business aviation.

The people at API are consummate professionals, and they’ve always provided me with great input to enhance my development as a business aviation professional.

Working with API hasn’t just provided me with job opportunities I would not have found elsewhere, but they have also helped me to efficiently develop professionally.

Lead Pilot , Part 91 Flight Department

"My experience with API has resulted in my dream job."

My experience with API has resulted in my dream job. You will serve yourself, your department or future employer well by developing a long-lasting relationship with these fine people.

Captain , Part 91 Flight Department

"Working with API, I found an opportunity that was closely aligned with my values, personality and aviation goals."

Working with API, I was finally able to find an opportunity that was closely aligned with my values, personality and aviation goals. My current organization is one-of-a-kind, and like a family.

Without API, I never would have known this department existed, much less had the chance to present myself at an interview. The API process was slightly more comprehensive and personal than other applications; I attribute this to the success of the match. Sheryl Barden and her team offered enough insight into the position for me to know I was interested and that a potential match was on the table. They stayed in touch throughout the various phases of interview, which removed the majority of the mystery (and nerves) that usually occurs during the vetting process. I have and will continue to recommend colleagues to API.

Captain , Part 91 Flight Department

"Calling API was the most important step… in order to land my dream job."

Calling API was the most important step I took after my retirement from the Air Force. API provided outstanding service that allowed me to highlight and market my skills in order to land my dream job with a world-class corporate aviation department.

Senior Flight Technician , Part 91 Flight Department

"API takes the time to focus on people, their personalities and the right fit."

One of the many things I love about the API team is that they take the time to focus on people, their personalities and the right fit.

I feel completely confident that any career opportunity they present to me is worth serious consideration. Their time and effort is appreciated!

Chief Pilot , Part 91 Flight Department

"API takes the time to focus on people, their personalities and the right fit."

One of the many things I love about the API team is that they take the time to focus on people, their personalities and the right fit.
I feel completely confident that any career opportunity they present to me is worth serious consideration. Their time and effort is appreciated!

Chief Pilot , Part 91 Flight Department

Benefits of becoming an
api registered professional™

Plan Your Career

Phase I: Apply with API

Create your candidate profile in our proprietary online database.

Complete your application and share your current aviation-related credentials.

Phase II: Become a Registered Professional

Identify and articulate with your values, personality and aviation goals.

Take our assessments to help us get to know you as a professional and person.

Work with our API team to do a deep exploration of your background, goals and career motivations.

Expose yourself to exclusive, coveted aviation jobs across a variety of industries.

Get useful input to enhance your development as a bizav professional.

Plan For An Interview

Get a 360-view of a new job opportunity by working 1:1 with API.

Be fully prepared for your interview so you present your best self.

Align yourself with the right culture and find your new work family.

AVIATION RECRUITING
FOCUS AREAS

Business aviation flight departments rely on API to select and recruit all levels of staff

Aviation Leadership Roles

Vice President of Business Aviation

Director of Aviation

Aviation Manager

Chief of Maintenance

Director of Aircraft Maintenance

Chief Pilot

Assistant Chief Pilot

Flight Operations Manager

Head of Dispatch and Scheduling

Aircraft Maintenance Roles

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Avionics Technician

Chief of Maintenance

Director of Maintenance

Flight Technician

Crew Chief

Inspection Authorization Mechanic

Flight Operations Roles

Captain

First Officer

Lead Captain

International Captain

Senior Captain

Pilot

Chief Pilot

Assistant Chief Pilot

Aviation Support Roles

Aircraft Dispatcher

Aircraft Scheduler

Cabin Attendant

Lead Cabin Attendant

Safety Program Manager

Scheduler/Dispatcher

How to
Get started

Create your username and login.
Start your online application and share your current aviation-related credentials.

Aviation Personnel International supports diversity in the workplace. All candidate applications are accepted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

Are you willing to invest in your future by preparing yourself for new opportunities for career growth?

If so, follow these steps to become an API Registered Professional™

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