Airline furloughs resulting from COVID-19 have led to a rise in the number of air carrier pilots now seeking new opportunities in business aviation. How should flight department managers prepare to bring them onboard? “In addition to flying proficiency and quantitative experience, it’s also important to look at the applicant from a holistic approach,” noted NBAA Domestic Operations Committee Chairman Jason Herman. “What type of experience and skills do they have, both inside and potentially also outside of the cockpit?”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Lisa Archibald, CAM, Delta Air Lines first officer and a volunteer on Delta’s Master Executive Council
Jason Herman, CAM, chair of NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee
Jennifer Pickerel, vice president at Aviation Personnel International
Getting young people interested in business aviation careers, and capitalizing on their energy and talent, is a key mission of NBAA, and that effort was in focus during Collegiate Connect Day, held on Oct. 14, 2021, at NBAA-BACE.
Attracting enough young professionals into business aviation to meet workforce demand is one of the industry’s greatest challenges. NBAA-BACE panelists offered tips for attracting young people to the industry.
NBAA has announced its 2021 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, a select group of young professionals recognized by their peers for their contributions to our industry. In this episode, three of these dynamic individuals share their personal stories.