Welcome to Wayman's Pilot Industry Update. The latest information in the aviation industry, airlines, pilot hiring in South Florida and internationally.
This weeks pilot update includes:
- Teressa Mastrosimone Former Wayman Instructor & Sr. Director of Training Center Operations at Atlas Air
- Airline’s Pitch to Aspiring Pilots: Fly Our Planes Now, Work for Us Later
- FAA rejects proposal to halve flight-time requirement for pilots as shortage prompts route cuts
- Mesa Airlines offers accelerated path to 1,500 hours in effort to combat pilot shortage
- The US Has Produced Over 9,000 New Pilots In The Last 12 Months
- Airline staffing crisis raises concerns about pilot fatigue
- As a pilot shortage continues, one airline is turning to SDSU
- Swelling pilot pay could force US regionals to contract, impacting communities: CEOs
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In this episode we talk to Teressa Mastrosimone, a Wayman CFI Alumni and the Senior Director of Training Center Operations at Atlas Air's Miami facility. She oversees their training center, training records, scheduling and hiring of new pilots and flight attendants.
Regional airline company Mesa Air Group Inc. is offering a new way for pilots who have gone through initial training to build up the hundreds of additional flying hours they need to qualify for airline jobs.
The union representing airline pilots for the German flagship carrier Lufthansa voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favor of labor action that could become an official strike.
Mesa Airlines said Thursday it has purchased 29 Pipistrel Alpha Trainer 2 aircraft, along with an option to acquire up to 75 more in the next year. The new fleet will be used to offer pilots an accelerated path to chalking up the 1,500 flight hours required to fly a commercial aircraft and aims to address the pilot shortage currently hurting U.S. airlines.
According to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) research of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) statistics, the United States has produced 9,087 newly certificated commercial airline pilots – nearly 2,500 more than in 2019.
A new report that two airline pilots fell asleep mid-flight and missed the plane's landing has given the public a rare glimpse at life behind the cockpit doors in the era of COVID-19.
A shortage of pilots is factoring into the airline delays and cancellations passengers have been experiencing.
Airport disruption is prompting more first-class airline passengers to switch to private aviation, continuing a trend that began during the pandemic.