ACP089 A Creative Approach To Surviving An Aviation Downturn

by CarlValeri on August 22, 2015


Chris 737Welcome to episode 89. My guest today is Chris Pezalla. Chris passion for aviation started at a young age with him obtaining a commercial pilot certificate at the age of 18. He studied Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University while working as a flight instructor. After college, he worked for a large Regional Airline. His flying experience includes 5500 hours in airplanes and over 1300 hours as an instructor.

The aviation industry is cyclic with a few dramatic downturns. Today we discuss how Chris implemented a creative approach to surviving an aviation downturn. I'm sure you will find his story inspirational and informative.

Today Chris and I Discuss:

  • His Early life as a pilot and why he loves aviation.
  • His path to the regional airlines.
  • The downturn in the airline industry.
  • How he turned lemons into lemonade
  • What Chris did during his leave with the airlines.
  • Law Degree, Masters, Books, Speaking, and more.
  • Where he is now and where he is going.
  • Advice on how to prepare for a furlough or downturn in the airline industry.
  • Why you should prepare now when things are going well.

Scholarship of the Week:

Aero Club of PA: Pre-Solo Scholarships

Links:

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