Pan Am International Flight Academy in Miami recently partnered with ExpressJet Airlines to encourage flight instructors to seek employment with the air carrier to gain valuable experience and help replenish the professional pilot population.
The agreement calls for a pilot pay package of more than $50,000 in first-year compensation, which “makes this an ideal opportunity for Pan Am CFIs,” said Darrin Greubel, ExpressJet’s director of flight operations.
Boeing and other industry leaders have long recognized a worldwide pilot shortage. In recent months, many regional and major air carriers have inked agreements with aviation colleges, flight schools, and other pilot learning centers to help bolster the ranks of career pilots.
Pan Am academy’s Mark Johnson, the institution’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, said the pathway agreement “fills us with pride and solidifies our commitment to training the next generation of the world’s aviation professionals.”
In other news, the Pan Am academy recently partnered with Florida International University to provide high school students with an inside look at aviation industry careers. Dozens of students from local high schools learned about aviation opportunities as part of an immersive summertime career day.