I started at PSA Airlines in April of 2015 after eight years of active duty Army service as a Warrant Officer Aviator. In the Army I flew the UH60A/L/M at Fort Riley, KS and the UH-72 at Fort Rucker’s Flatiron Air Ambulance Detachment. There were several reasons for leaving the Army both personal and professional. Being an airline pilot is what I always wanted to do but the lack of hiring and abundance of furloughs made it seemingly impossible.
With about eighteen months left of my service obligation remaining I re-opened this idea of flying for an airline and this is when I saw the writing on the wall. The looming pilot shortage seemed to be quite real and there would be a lot of seats to take at a major airline, so I committed to it.