CAT Editor-in-Chief Rick Adams, FRAeS, talks with one of the leading experts on professional pilot careers about the state of the North American aviation market – recovery, retirements, furloughs, pay packages, and advice for moving to the head of the queue when hiring restarts (perhaps sooner than you think).

A Conversation with Kit Darby

The third section of this five-part series is on Aircraft Utilization, Pilot Work Schedules, and Pilot Demand.

Kit addresses the effects of aircraft utilization, pilot workload, and pilots-to-aircraft ratios in determining pilot staffing requirements. 

Catch up with more episodes from the series:

Part 1Airline Recovery Scenarios and the Impact of Pilot Retirements.

Part 2: Furloughs, Leaves of Absence, and the US CARES Act

Part 4: Risk Factors, Pilot Qualifications, and Pay/Benefit Packages

Part 5: The Right Stuff, MPL, and the 1500-Hour Law