Companies in today’s competitive markets operate on the margins. Any means to reduce costs and boost profits, be it from suppliers, tax credits, or wages, can increase the company’s stock value, reduce debt and increase profits to share holders.
Making the jump from flying helicopters to the airlines can be an intimidating and overwhelming endeavor. Those feelings are normal; it is a huge step in your career, but the good news is that this trail has already been blazed for you. I had about 700 rotorcraft hours when I made the jump, and I’ve been at a regional airline for about two years now. When I had doubts early on in the process, I kept telling myself, “If that guy can do, so can I.”
When I was asked to write this article, I was extremely humbled to be a part of the RTAG magazine. At first, I struggled to decide what to write about, but decided that I wanted to portray the path I have taken in my career to get where I am today. It starts with the understanding that nothing happens without hard work, dedication, perseverance, a vision, and most importantly, humility.