Today blimps are largely used for advertising. After all, almost everyone knows of the Goodyear Blimp. Blimp pilots can expect to fly around simply to be seen. The days of carrying passengers great distances are gone. Today, the blimp pilot is usually flying a giant billboard.
Career Opportunities and Job Outlook-Unknown:
The job growth for pilots, in general, is expected to be around thirteen percent, which is roughly average. However, the job growth for a blimp pilot is a little more difficult to calculate. Some feel that blimps may enjoy a bit of a renaissance, while others feel that the day of the advertising blimp is also a thing of the past. Only time will tell.
A Day in The Life:
Get in the blimp. Fly the blimp. Try and not be the guy or gal who crashes the blimp.
Blimp pilots can expect to start somewhere around $25,000 per year. An experienced blimp pilot can earn more like $70,000 per year.
$25k – $70k
Career Training and Qualifications:
Thankfully, blimp pilots need to be certified in order to fly a blimp.