Perks of Being an Air-Taxi Pilot

Posted by Jess Burns on January 4, 2017

Do what you love - Fly and enjoy uncommon lifestyle benefits!

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Topics: Pilot Jobs

Enter For A Chance To Win a Day In The Life of an IMAGINEAIR Pilot

Posted by Wendy Sheats on May 3, 2016


For a limited time, we are offering pilots from all walks of life a chance to fly with and experience a day-in-the-life of an IMAGINEAIR pilot. This unique opportunity includes an informational interview, a complementary flight with one of our pilots, a gift bag and so much more.

This is a great experience for you if you are in the process of:

  • Approaching retirement and figuring out how you can keep doing what you love (while perhaps staying out of your spouse's hair)
  • Building your flight time as a flight instructor and trying to decide on your path, such as charter, air taxi or regional airline
  • Seeking to advance in your career, or
  • Seeking help to jump start your next opportunity
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Topics: Pilot Jobs, Retiring Pilots, Cirrus SR22-GTS

Fly A Cirrus SR22-GTS: Innovation, Advanced Avionics & Increased Safety

Posted by Wendy Sheats on April 21, 2016

The Cirrus SR22-GTS has been on the market since 2001, and during that time it's become one of the most popular small planes with buyers. The Cirrus SR22 is lauded for its safety and how easy it is to fly, and the GTS has quickly earned a reputation as the flagship of the Cirrus SR22 line, thanks to its additional features. Read on to learn some of this plane's most striking characteristics.

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Topics: Pilot Jobs, Retiring Pilots, Cirrus SR22-GTS

Maximize Your Return With Pilot Tax Deductions

Posted by Wendy Sheats on April 12, 2016

When tax day rolls around, people filing taxes start to feel anxious about getting their returns to the IRS on time. They're also concerned that they may have missed some money-saving deductions. As a pilot, you have a number of deductions and pilot tax write-offs that you can claim on your income tax return. Before you e-file or drop your return in the mail, be sure you know about all the programs and deductions you qualify for as a pilot.

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Topics: Pilot Jobs, Aircraft Ownership, Tax Deductions

Celebrating ImagineAir's First Female Pilot, Melisa Foures

Posted by Wendy Sheats on March 8, 2016


Elise Raymonde Deroche (1882 - 1919) from Paris, France was just shy of her 23rd birthday when a friend offered to teach her to fly.  On March 8, 1910, she became the first woman in the world to earn a pilot license, blazing the trail for the future of women in aviation. 

Deroche's trailblazing spirit reminds us of ImagineAir's first female pilot, Melisa Foures. At the age of 18, Melisa told her family that she would like to be a pilot. She started flying at age 19, during the summers, while attending Belmont Abbey College, a private liberal-arts Catholic college located in Belmont, North Carolina. By the time she graduated, she had already earned a commercial pilot's license. Soon after graduation, she received all of her instructor ratings and began working as an instructor pilot at Candler Field Museum in Williamson, GA. 

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Topics: Pilot Jobs

What Retired Airline Pilots Can Do to Keep Flying

Posted by Wendy Sheats on March 3, 2016

Healthy, energetic senior pilots are reaching the mandatory retirement age in waves and have to retire from decades-long careers as commercial pilots. You likely have thousands of hours of flying under your belt and still have a passion for flying. So the real question is: what can retired airline pilots do to keep flying, while still enjoying some benefits of the retired lifestyle?

As you approach mandatory retirement, you may be looking forward to indulging in a favorite hobby or leisure activity, traveling, doing volunteer work and spending time with family and friends. You may also want to continue to fly professionally and are wondering how to have the best of both worlds.

The next stage of your career can be a combination of the two. As a Part 135, on-demand or corporate/charter pilot you can still do what you love – FLY.

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Topics: Pilot Jobs, Retiring Pilots