For those who dream of becoming professional pilots, this book is an essential read. Rob Mark, a commercial pilot, and Scott Janicki, a former captain with a major U.S. carrier, provide valuable insider guidance on how to reach the coveted rank of professional pilot. They begin with an in-depth discussion of current airline and non-airline opportunities and how to take advantage of them. The day-to-day process of flight training is explored with breakdowns of civilian and military instruction and helpful tips on how to build flight time. Training, salaries, upgrades, type ratings, and the hiring practices of the major employers are all covered to help aspiring commercial pilots earn their wings.