Bert Botta

Bert is an 18,000 hour ATP and CFII. After retiring from TWA as a FAA line check airman, he returned to fly for NetJets as a captain on Citations and Gulfstreams. He was the Professional Standards (Pro Stan) Committee chairman for TWA/ALPA. He also started the first Pro Stan committee at NetJets. Bert is a personal coach and consultant in the aviation field. He continues to teach instruments, new-hire airline pilots and conduct remedial training in Advanced Aviation Training Device simulators in Sonoma County, Calif. Bert’s mission is to bring his experience and love of aviation to the next generation of airline pilots by writing, speaking, and mentoring pilots so that they can deal successfully with personal and professional challenges. His book, Fast Lane to Faith: A Jet Jockey’s Search for Significance is his own story of facing and overcoming the challenges that life and aviation threw at him.

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