About Aero Crew News

History of Aero Crew News

Prior to being called Aero Crew News, this magazine started off as a simple newsletter called, The Regional Grid.  The Regional Grid ran from October 2015 to February 2015.  The main driving force behind this newsletter was to compare contract information for pilots.   This information was displayed in a grid format, hence the name.  This newsletter only focused on contracts and information pertaining to the regional airlines.  Our first issue had very limited information in the grid, but through social media we were able to gather individual contracts and grow ‘The Grid.'  We attracted new readers by adding various articles to our newsletter.  The Regional Grid ran for four months before we joined forces with Aero Crew Solutions.  February 2015 was the fifth and last issue of The Regional Grid.

Aero Crew News


In 2015, Aero Crew News was conceived by pilots for pilots. In the first few years, our cover stories/features were dedicated to airlines and charter companies seeking pilots. Since then, our scope has grown and our features now encompass everything from flight schools to our annual photo contest. The objective with our features is to educate and inform our readers on a wide variety of aviation-related topics they’ll find useful in the pursuit of their futures in aviation.


Aero Crew News has several regular monthly columns, which include Perspectives, a column created by Professional Pilots of Tomorrow (PPOT). This column is dedicated to helping pilots transition from student pilot to airline transport pilot. The Fitness column is there to help encourage healthy living on the road and ways to add exercise into your daily life. Baggage is another healthy-living column that focuses on your mindset to help readers cope with the stresses that life on the road brings. Squall Line focuses on weather phenomena that our crew members may encounter while on a trip. Knowledge Base is included to educate or refresh our readers in their knowledge on a variety of aviation skills. The Careers column is designed to help pilots prepare for all the aspects of their interview of a lifetime.

Aviator Bulletins

We offer the opportunity for anyone to submit Aviator Bulletins (AB) to Aero Crew News. These are press releases from any aviation-related company that chooses to submit. There is no charge for submitting an AB. Please email the copy and a minimum of one image to Craig.Pieper@AeroCrewNews.com. Your press release will most likely land in Aviator Bulletins.

The Grid

What has come to be known as The Grid, started as a spreadsheet comparing the specifics within pilot contracts. It too has grown to become an online “shopping” experience where
crew members can conduct side-by-side comparisons of the contracts offered by their chosen companies. If your company is not listed at https://Www.Aerocrewnews.com/acn-grid/, please email Craig.Pieper@AeroCrewNews.com for a template to start the process. There is no cost to be added to The Grid.

Social Media

Aero Crew News has an enormous presence on Facebook and LinkedIn. Plus, we continue to grow on Instagram and Twitter. In 2021, our social media reach exceeded 12.4 million individuals, with over 4.8 million engagements! Contact Craig.Pieper@AeroCrewNews.com to initiate the process to gain exposure through our social media presence. Aero Crew News is committed to sharing only verifiable information.

Mission Statement

Aero Crew News is dedicated to providing a FREE pilot-hiring magazine for pilots looking for their dream career.  We provide monthly updates on the constantly changing and evolving aviation industry.  Aero Crew News is also dedicated to helping pilots achieve their highest potential and quality of life by allowing them to make educated choices on where they would like to work based on the information we provide to them.

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