- 05 Mar 2021
- René Banglesdorf
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In this month's Atlanta Aero Club's webinar, held by Steve Champness, US publisher of AvBuyer - guest, Kit Darby provides useful insight about job market segments in aviation, pilot career values and trends in pilot training in 2021 and beyond.Back to Articles
Kit Darby is one of the leading experts on professional pilot careers for the U.S. aviation market. He has assisted over 200,000 pilots in reaching their career goals with the airlines. Join us in the fifth episode of the Atlanta Aero Club webinar where he will discuss with Steve Champness about the following topics:
• U.S. Recovery Forecast
• Job Market Segments – Majors, Regional and Corporate
• Pilot Career Values – including wages, benefits, and retirement
• Pilot Supply, Demand, and Furlough Potential
• Trends in Pilot Training – and is now a good time to start?
Kit Darby has a long, distinguished career in the aviation industry and is the president of KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC and is an ATP-CTP instructor for Delta Professional Services. Kit also served as president of Aviation Information Resources and was a B737 and B717 Simulator and Ground Instructor for Boeing. He is a retired B767 captain with United Airlines and has interviewed 21 times with 17 different airlines and worked with four majors and one national airline since 1978.
Kit is the author of the Simulator Flying Guide, Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Career Pilot, the World Wide Pilot Supply Report, World Wide Jet Transport Simulator Study, and the new Pilot Career Guide. He is also the publisher of the Airline Pilot Salary Survey and past publisher of Airline Pilot Careers Magazine and Airline Pilot Job Monthly Newsletter.
Kit’s flight experience includes 24,000+ hours total time and 10,000 hours heavy jet time. ATP with B717, B737, B727, B757/767 DC-8/9 type ratings, flight/instrument and flight engineer instructor, commercial instrument helicopter pilot, plus military instructor/instrument examiner ratings in two helicopters and five fixed-wing multi-engine aircraft.
View more episodes of the Atlanta Aero Club Webinar here:
- Episode 01: The state of the aerospace industry
- Episode 02: Navigating the aerospace industry
- Episode 03: How the Aviation Industry is Adapting to Market Changes
- Episode 04: Straight Talk About Aviation Safety