Captain Kit Darby
Aviation Career Expert/Instructor Pilot Aviation Consulting, LLC

1029 Peachtree Pkwy N, S-352
Peachtree City
Georgia 30269
877 334-2939

770 487-6617
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Professional Qualifications:
ATP  BS  Comm. Inst  Instructor  Type Rated 
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Geographical Area of Work:
United States
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1. Airline Pilot Career Vales   (Link)
Expertise and Experience:
Mr. Darby was an aviation career consultant and president of Aviation Information Resources, Inc. (AIR, Inc.) in Atlanta, Georgia through February of 2009. AIR, Inc. provided a wide array of aviation related services including out-placement pilot services and career seminars, pilot and technician career counseling, aviation marketing and product development, employability studies and career earnings models. He has authored :
The Airline Pilot Application Handbook,
Worldwide Simulator Supply Study
Civil Simulator Database
Airline Pilot Career Decision Guide
US Airline Salary Survey
Major Airline Career Earnings Comparison
Airline Pilot Test Kit
Questions-Questions-Airline Interview Guide
Airline Pilot and Technician Seminar Workbooks.

Mr. Darby served as the Publisher and Executive Editor of:
The Maintenance Technician Job Monthly Newsletter
Airline Pilot Careers magazine

His technology launch endeavors include:
an online application system (AIRApps) for airlines and pilots featuring automated application scoring.
The pilot career information web site that contains a 5,000 page archive on-line, and that peaked at 15,000 visits and 130,000 hits per day.

He has lead and produced over 100 Airline Pilot Career Development Seminars, Forums, and Job Fairs nationwide since 1985. These were both commercial events and that supported outplacement activities for union sponsors (Airline Pilots Association, Teamsters, and Allied Pilots Association) and air carriers. Mr. Darby designed the content and audiovisual presentations as well as hosted these events for the past twenty years. The venues draw typical crowds ranging in size from 250 to 700 pilots/technicians and 100 representatives from twenty-five to thirty-five airlines and pilot training and services vendors.

Additionally, his efforts lead to the production of seven three-hour career workshop programs for:
Furloughed Pilot’s and Technicians
Civilian-to-Airline Pilot Transition
CRM in the Pilot Interview
Pilot and Technicians Resumes and Applications
Airline Pilot Interview Survival
Pilot Testing and Simulator Evaluations
Military-to-Airline Pilot Transition.

Worldwide, Mr. Darby is recognized as an expert in US pilot hiring, pilot selection, pilot supply and demand forecasting, and interview preparation including: testing, simulator evaluations, medical exams and personnel interviews. He is regularly quoted in the national media - newspapers, magazines, and on television, including The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, New York Times, Flying Magazine, AOPA Pilot, Airline Pilot Magazine, Time Magazine, Business Week, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and many more.

He has provided labor contract negotiation support to FedEx (company and union), UPS, Airborne Express, Continental, Netjets, Teamsters, and ALPA. Furthermore he has adapted AIR, Inc.’s annual Pilot Salary survey to compare the pay, benefits, work rules, and retirement among the Major, National, Regional airlines and corporate fractional operators.

Additionally, Mr. Darby and AIR, Inc. has provided consulting services to a wide range of airlines, training organizations, aviation consulting firms, airline unions, and aircraft and simulator manufactures. Past projects include: worldwide pilot supply and demand studies for Japan Airlines, AeroStrategy for Oxford Aviation Training, CAE, and the Rand Corporation for the Air Force: pilot wage, benefit, retirement, and work rule analysis for Boeing, ALPA, APA, Teamsters, Netjets, UPS, FedEx, Airborne Express and the General Accounting Office; Simulator supply, demand and rental rate studies for Raymond James, FlightSaftey, and Bombardier.

From 1983 through 1989, Mr. Darby was the Executive Vice President and 1/3 owner of Future Aviation Professionals of America (FAPA), the largest US aviation career information service at the time. Responsible for product development, sales, and marketing, Mr. Darby conceived the Airline Pilot/Maintenance Technician/Flight Attendant Career Day seminars, the annual Pilot Salary Survey and the Ultimate Career Pilot Starter Kit. While with FAPA, he also co-authored the self-prep Resume Kit, Simulator Flying Guide, Beginners Guide to Becoming a Career Pilot and World Wide Pilot Supply Report. Under Mr. Darby's direction, FAPA’s sales grew from approximately $300,000 in 1983 to over $3.6 million in 1989. Personnel increased from three to forty- two full and part-time staff.

Since his career in commercial aviation began in 1978, Mr. Darby has interviewed twenty-one times with seventeen different airlines. Currently, Mr. Darby is a retired captain at United Airlines, he held positions as a flight engineer, first officer, captain, and instructor pilot while flying B-717/727/737/757/767, DC-8 and DC-9 aircraft. Mr. Darby has also worked for Braniff International, Capital Air and Republic Airlines. Mr. Darby received his BS in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior to Embry-Riddle he spent four-years at NC State University School of Design majoring in Product Design.

Mr. Darby was the chief executive officer of InterFite, Inc. in Homestead, FL, a complete FBO that included a FAR 141 and VA-approved flight school plus a Cessna aircraft dealership. He was the Chief Instructor for a B-727 flight engineer school that was part of this school while working at Braniff as a DC-8 flight engineer and first officer from 1978 to 1980.

As a captain in the US Army, Mr. Darby established training programs, wrote flight training manuals and trained instructor pilots in all Army fixed-wing aircraft (T-41, T-42, U-8, U-21, and OV-1). Mr. Darby co-authored the initial Army Aircrew Training Manuals for each Army fixed-wing aircraft. He was standardization Instructor Pilot and Instrument Examiner in all active Army fixed-wing aircraft and a rotary-wing Instrument Examiner. Mr. Darby held the Flight Commander position for each Army fixed-wing aircraft graduate flight training courses and the instructor pilot course. He was the fixed-wing branch chief at the Department of Army-wide Flight Standards for two years. In this position he and his teams traveled to large Army aviation bases throughout the US and overseas conducting training audits and giving spot check rides to local pilots, examiners, and instructors. For twenty-three years, he was active in the Army and the Georgia National Guard flying the OV-1 Mohawk as an instrument flight examiner and standardization instructor pilot. In the National Guard he conducted CRM, ground and flight training for his unit and other units throughout Georgia. He achieved more than 4,000 hours of military flight experience and 2,500 hours as an instructor pilot and instrument examiner conducting basic single and multi-engine, instrument, aerobatic, simulator, and tactical instruction and evaluations.

He is currently employed as a B-717 and B-737 flight and ground instructor at the Boeing Flight Training in Atlanta, GA.

His pilot qualifications include: 24,513 hours total time, 16,221 hours jet time, ATP with B-717/727/737/757/767 and DC-8 type ratings, flight instrument and engineer instructor, commercial instrument helicopter pilot, CFI/II/MEI 15 years, plus military instructor and instrument examiner ratings in 2 helicopters and 5 fixed-wing multiengine aircraft over 23 years.
1029 Peachtree Pkwy. S-352
Peachtree City, GA 30269
PH: (877) 334-2939 Cell:678 776-5633
FAX: (770) 487-6617
ATP: S&MEL Airpln (B-717/27/37/57/67/DC-8) Instrument Examiner: F/W & R/W aircraft
CFI: Aircraft / Instrument (15 years) Standardization IP: 5 F/W aircraft
FE: Turbojet (B-727/DC-8) Unit Training and Operations Officer
Part 121: CPT/FO/SO (DC-8/9;B-727/37/57/67) Maintenance Test Pilot
Parts 121, 135, 141, 91 & 63 experience Ground & Simulator Instructor

Heavy Jet (2 & 4 engines) 5,544 Instructor Pilot 2,775 Actual Instruments 2,058
Pilot-in-Command 15,210 Sim. Instructor (B-727) 737 Simulated Instruments 455
Multiengine 17,123 Flt. Engineer (B-727/DC-8) 3,070 Night 3,335

NOV 07 - Present Boeing Training Ser. Instructor Pilot B-717/B-737-300/800. Part 121/AQP GRD & SIM
JAN 85 –Retired 5/07 United Airlines Captain: B-737/757/767. FO/SO B-737/727. Part 121 scheduled
PIC B-767/757 3,637 Chicago, IL domestic/int'l pax operations throughout North / South America &
PIC B-737 4,272 Europe. ETOPS, RSVM, & INS long-range navigation operations.
PIC DC-8 350

JUL 85 - DEC 85 Republic Airlines First Officer: DC-9. Part 121 scheduled domestic/international
Detroit, MI passenger operations throughout North America.

APR 81 - NOV 84 Capitol Air Captain & FO: DC-8. 121 domestic/international passenger and
Jamaica, NY charter operations throughout North America and Europe.

AUG 78 - SEP 80 Braniff Int'l First Officer/FE: B-727/DC-8. Part 121 domestic/international
DFW Airport, TX passenger operations throughout North / South America.

1969 to 1993 Captain US Army. Standardization Instructor Pilot and Instrument Examiner -
Retired 8 years. Commanded the Aircraft Qualification & IP Course for all F/W
aircraft. Army-wide Flight Standards Division - 2 years. Established training
programs, wrote flight training manuals and trained IP's in all Army fixed-wing
aircraft. Georgia Army Nat'l Guard OV-1 SIP/Flight Examiner – total of 23 years.

NOV 74 - AUG 77 Embry-Riddle AU, FL: Concentration on Flight Technology. Dean's List student.

JUL 09 B-717 Instructor/Captain Upgrade Training: Boeing, Seattle, WA
MAY 00 B-757/767 Captain Upgrade Training: United Airlines, Denver, CO JUN 93 B-737 Captain Upgrade

Training: United Airlines, Denver, CO
JAN 90 B-727 First Officer Upgrade Training: United Airlines, Denver, CO
JUL 85 DC-9 First Officer Initial Training: Republic Airlines, Atlanta, GA
JAN 85 B-727 Second Officer Initial Training: United Airlines, Denver, CO
JUN 84 DC-8 Captain Upgrade Training: Capitol Air, Smyrna, TN/Dallas, TX
MAY 81 DC-8 First Officer Initial Training: Capitol Air, Smyrna, TN
APR 79 DC-8 First Officer Upgrade Training: Braniff International, Dallas, TX
AUG 78 - OCT 78 B-727/DC-8 Second Officer Initial Training: Braniff International, Dallas, TX
DEC 76 - JAN 77 Fixed-wing & Rotary-wing Instrument Flight Examiner's Courses (US Army)
APR 74 - JAN 77 Instructor Pilot Courses: OV-1, U-21, U-8, T-42, and T-41 (US Army)
FEB 69 - MAR 91 Over water/Land Survival, Altitude Chamber, Ejection Seat Training (US Army)
FEB 69 - JUL 71 Infantry Officer Candidate School, Advanced Infantry, and Basic Training (US Army)
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