Professional Flight Management News & Research
Capt. Bill Thurber didn’t beat around the bush. The veteran pilot of 30 years who now works as one of four chief Atlanta pilots for Delta Air Lines, told aviation students in a recent visit to the Harbert College of Business, “our industry is getting grey. We need somebody to carry the torch.”
The War Eagle Flying Team took second overall and first place in flying events at the NIFA SAFECON Region IX Competition Oct. 29-Nov. 2 at the Auburn University Regional Airport, earning the program a trip to the national competition May 12-17 in Columbus, Ohio.
Industry Weeks continue this week as the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business welcomes representatives from the field of Supply Chain, Operations and Aviation Management, and hosts a number of events preparing students for the big week.
Effective immediately, aviation graduates from the Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business will be eligible to earn Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificates with as few as 1,000 flying hours rather than 1,500 hours, as mandated by a new law which took effect on Aug 2.
By the time David Hoebelheinrich completed his internship with United Airlines last spring, he had received a behind-the-scenes look at a merger with Continental, experienced the inner workings of corporate headquarters in Chicago and held the controls in a Boeing 737 simulator.
Kris Frost, a sophomore majoring in professional flight management, is a linebacker and aspiring pilot.
Auburn associated with University Gateway Program, which gives professional flight students the opportunity to land a job at a major airline early in their careers.