An unusually high number of pilot retirements are scheduled to occur in the next five years. This fact, coupled with the constant growth in commercial air travel, makes aspiring airline pilots' chances better than ever. In this book, Jeff Griffin provides a straightforward appraisal of the current and prospective job outlook. Griffin provides a complete overview of the physical, psychological, and flight experience requirements; civilian and military training options; and the job hunting process. Readers will also find a wealth of tips for surviving new-hire training, simulator checks, and the all-important first-year evaluations as an airline pilot.