Saturday, September 1, 2018

Delta Air Lines nurturing future pilots at Western Michigan University Aviation

Emily Coaker, First Officer, Delta Air Lines. Assistant Manager of the Pilot Outreach Program.

These are the Cirrus planes that Western Michigan University pilots-in-training learn to fly.

Western Michigan University Aviation School offers training in flight simulators that are specifically of the same design of the Cirrus aircraft that makes up much of their fleet. 

Most colleges hang their championship banners in their gym. At Western Michigan University Aviation School in Battle Creek, they hang in the hangar.

BATTLE CREEK (WKZO AM/FM) -- Delta Air Lines is looking for pilots. 

A boon in air travel, the imposition of a mandatory retirement age for pilots and the fact that fewer pilots are coming out of the military has left Delta projecting an 8,000 pilot shortage over the next few years.

That’s why they were at Western Michigan University Campus this weekend, introducing their new Delta Propel Career Path Program to Students at the WMU Aviation School in Battle Creek.

Delta’s Emily Coaker says this is just one of many ways they are trying to entice more young people into looking into a career in Aviation.

She says if they join the program and fulfill all the requirements, they will have guaranteed job in a cockpit when they are ready to fly.

Original article can be found here ➤

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