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The Path to a Business Aviation Career

Business aviation needs talented young professionals like you. That's why NBAA is giving you the tools to go farther, faster.

As a middle-school, high-school or college student interested in aviation, you have plenty of options for your career path. Business aviation offers the greatest diversity of roles, aircraft and missions, as well as outstanding mentoring, internship and networking opportunities.

For college students, if your school is an NBAA member or UAA member, you have access to exclusive members-only pricing for NBAA events and education sessions, as well as members-only sections of this website. To get set up with a password, contact NBAA at 866-363-4650 or, or fill out the online form.

College students who are not affiliated with an NBAA- or UAA-member school may sign up for a free student password to give them access to the NBAA Jobs Board (must be 18 or older). Sign up for the student password for the Jobs Board.

Download our business aviation career fact sheet (PDF) or jump to NBAA resources.

Business Aviation Insider Student Edition

For the first time, NBAA has produced a Student Edition of Business Aviation Insider magazine. This 2018-2019 edition contains articles about the value of aviation internships, students using creativity and STEM skills to design an aircraft, scholarship tips for success, and more. Download the student magazine (PDF) or request printed copies for a student career day event at

BAI student edition 2018

NBAA Tools You Can Use:

  • Scholarships


    NBAA offers a growing number of scholarships to support students in various segments of business aviation. Scholarships are available both to those seeking to enter the industry and those looking to advance their careers. Learn more.

  • Careers

    Careers in Business Aviation Day

    Students are encouraged to attend the final day of NBAA-BACE, which is dedicated to the next generation of business aviation professionals. This free event is a great opportunity for students to explore our industry, learn about career opportunities, and network with aviation leaders. Learn more.

  • Events

    Mentoring Network

    The NBAA Mentoring Network is designed to help business aviation professionals grow in their roles and within the industry. Mentoring in the modern era is a collaborative partnership between an experienced individual and someone who desires to learn. Learn more.

  • Events

    Networking Opportunities

    NBAA provides a comprehensive program of industry events each year, which serve as effective career-networking venues. Student discounts are often available. View events.

  • Regional Groups

    Regional Groups

    Use the NBAA Regional Groups Directory to find a regional business aviation group in your area, attend their events, and build your network close to home. Learn more.

  • Jobs Board

    Jobs Board

    For those who are completing their education and nearing entry into the professional world, the NBAA Jobs Board allows you to post your resume and access business aviation employment listings for the U.S. and abroad. View jobs or apply for a free student password for the Jobs Board (must be 18 or older).

For More Information

If your question isn't answered here, contact NBAA at (202) 783-9000 or for further information about the opportunities NBAA offers students.