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Category Archives: Airline Industry
Fixing The Pilot Shortage – Part 1: Regional Airlines
Republic Airways already went bankrupt once because it couldn’t retain pilots. It seems to be trying for a second trip through Chapter 11. It’s time for a broader discussion about pilot retention in aviation.
Scope and Career Decisions
Lies and bad advice are preventing you from moving from your regional or ULCC to a true major airline. It’s costing your family money and QOL!
Is Airline Flying Fun?
The long answer to: “Is airline flying fun?”
Pay & Quality of Life – Why Pick Just One?
Work rules are critical for Quality of Life. They can also make you far more money than your pay rates suggest.
MBCPB Calculator for Widget Pilots
Here’s a calculator to decide when (not if) Delta’s MBCBP is right for you. There’s also a video with details about the MBCBP and explaining how to use the calculator itself.
Is Mesa Airlines RTP or E2A Right for Me?
Much ado is being made over Mesa Airlines’ new RTP and E2A programs. Are they right for you though? Why are they being pushed so hard?
Full Text – Chapter 8, Dead Zoners
An excerpt from Pilot Math Treasure Bath. Chapter 8 – Dead Zoners. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is going to put a new generation of pilots into similar circumstances before the year is over.
Junior Captain Update #1
An update on what it’s like to be the 4th most junior Captain at a major airline.
Health Insurance Basics for Pilots
I compared Tricare (Active Duty and Reserve options) to health care plans for two major airlines. The results were surprisingly close, but can you guess which one wins?