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 fourth section of this five part series is on Risk Factors, Pilot Qualifications, and Pay/Benefit Packages.

Risk factors such as recession, job cuts, mergers, fuel costs and terrorism on airline pilot hiring. Plus, Kit discusses unique challenges of getting a foreign flying job, corporate flying, and pay/benefit packages by airline and aircraft type

Catch up with more episodes from the series:

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

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

Part 3Aircraft Utilization, Pilot Work Schedules, and Pilot Demand 

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