FAA Clears Santa for Annual Flight

Editor’s Note: This was published in 1998 when I worked for FAA Public Affairs Washington, DC — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared Santa Claus for his annual Christmas flight after certifying his fire-engine-red sleigh. Registered in the North Pole as NP-HoHoHo, the sleigh is an all-metal sleigh-craft powered by nine reindeer. In a bidContinue reading “FAA Clears Santa for Annual Flight”

Making Aviation/Aerospace Workforce Programs More Effective

By Kathryn B. Creedy 12-minute read Workforce development programs not as effective as they should be Tectonic social & economic shifts are driving workforce changes Companies add social justice to social responsibility for more success Aviation & Aerospace lag behind other industries How to build the cultural shifts needed for tomorrow’s workforce Crowd Sourcing Alert:Continue reading “Making Aviation/Aerospace Workforce Programs More Effective”

AvWeek Pilot Webinar Reveals Career, Training Concerns

By Kathryn B. Creedy Airlines are not the only piloting career Freight, business aviation doing well Growing interest in flight training, small aircraft Training companies adapt Advanced Air Mobility may impact demand Furloughs impact recurrent training Resources to help pilots cope Hat tip to Aviation Week for Friday’s webinar looking at the pandemic’s impact onContinue reading “AvWeek Pilot Webinar Reveals Career, Training Concerns”

Emerging Technology Skills Gap Threatens Aviation Education, MRO

Officials at advanced air mobility (AAM/UAM), eVTOL, hybrid and hydrogen power, Large Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (LUCA) and commercial space companies are already worried they face a lack of qualified maintenance workers as their technologies become operational. They are concerned, with current curricula and traditional MRO practices, they will not find the services and skills necessary to support their industries. In response, aviation maintenance schools are listening and beginning now to ensure they are ready.

Veteran Aviation Reporter Launches Aviation/Aerospace Workforce News Site

In response to critical workforce shortages which have not been mitigated by Covid-19, Future Aviation/Aerospace Workforce News has been launched to make sense of industry regulatory, corporate, training, recruitment and retention challenges. “Before the pandemic businesses were leaving billions on the table for lack of workforce,” said Editor in Chief Kathryn Creedy, who launched theContinue reading “Veteran Aviation Reporter Launches Aviation/Aerospace Workforce News Site”

Breakfast at my House

During the week we’re often walking out the door with a coffee in one hand and slice of toast in the other, but on weekends breakfast is never rushed. It’s a late affair, sometimes spilling over to lunch, with lots of reading and chatter in between courses of fruits, poached eggs, honey and toast. OneContinue reading “Breakfast at my House”