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Airborne-Flight Training 05.19.22: Republic SIC, USAF Kolligian, Pilot Shortage

Also: Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, Women’s Air Race Classic, NIFA SAFECON 2022, Oshkosh Pilot Proficiency Center

For some time, Republic Airways has enjoyed a not so favorable opinion in the “Low Time” flying community due to reports of it allegedly engaging in second-in-command (SIC) operations on its single-pilot fleet, and those SIC’s later discovering that their ‘logged time’ is invalid and cannot be applied to flight experience for their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating. 

Well, those woes may soon come to an end if Republic Airways gets its way. “Where’s the ground? Where’s the ground?” No one wants to ask this question while flying. For Capt. Taylor Bye, an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot assigned to the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, this question blared through her mind when she faced a looming crisis during a routine training sortie two years ago. The experience tested her capabilities as an aviator and her ability to maintain a level head. The long-lamented pilot shortage, further exacerbated by the arrival of COVID-19 and the measures airlines took to reduce operating expenses by jettisoning personnel through early retirement and furloughs appears to be knocking hard at the other side of the cabin door. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

This episode of Airborne-Flight Training 05.19.22 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Thursday, May 19th, 2022... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Republic Airways Seeks Approval For SIC Ops
  • USAF Kolligian Trophy Awarded, For The First Time, To Female Aviator
  • Workforce Shortage Debate Continues
  • Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation Announces New Leadership and Programs
  • Women’s Air Race Classic Set For 21-24 Jun 2022
  • NIFA SAFECON 2022 Results Are In
  • New Location/Format for Oshkosh Pilot Proficiency Center

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