Aviation Candidate Testimonials

At Aviation Personnel International, it is our privilege to help organizations build high-performing business aviation teams—and to shape the careers of aviation professionals that comprise them.

To see what job seekers think of working with our API recruiting team, we invite you to review the following aviation candidate testimonials. We love what we do, and it shows!

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“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.
David Nelson
Lead Pilot, Two-aircraft family operation
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 Aviation Personnel International to any corporate flight department that is currently searching for highly qualified aviation professionals.
Jamie D. Buff
Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician, Fortune 200 Flight Department
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.
Jeff Duncan
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.
Keith Thomas
Falcon 900LX Captain, Fortune 500 Company
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.
Brian Keefer
Captain, Fortune 200 Flight Department
My experience with Jennifer and API has resulted in not only my dream job, but a genuine and ongoing professional relationship that I am happy to be a part of.

You will serve yourself, your department or future employer well by developing a long-lasting relationship with these fine people.

Your honesty and integrity will be rewarded grandly when you follow the path set forth by this honorable and respected company.
Chris Corazza
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!

Since my hire, we've continued to use API as our go-to source for aviation professionals.
Jesse Archambault
Flight Standards Captain
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!
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Chief Pilot of a 3-aircraft flight department
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.
Armando Visitacion
Flight Technician, Amgen
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.
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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.
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Director of Aviation, Private Aircraft Owner

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