Christopher Broyhill

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Dr. Chris Broyhill is an industry veteran with over 40 years in aviation. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1982, served with distinction for over 20 years in the Air Force and flew multiple aircraft including the OV-10, A-10, and F-16. Chris was an outstanding graduate of the USAF’s prestigious Fighter Weapons School and held multiple leadership positions at the squadron and wing levels throughout his career. Upon retirement from the USAF, Chris chose a career in business aviation that now spans over twenty years. He has flown multiple aircraft, served as a Chief Pilot and Director of Operations under 14 C.F.R. Part 135, and served as Chief Pilot and Director of Aviation for two Fortune 100 companies operating under 14 C.F.R. Part 91. Chris is a recognized business aviation industry authority on retention and compensation who is regularly invited to speak on these topics. He performs retention and compensation consulting services, and is the inventor and CEO of the AirComp CalculatorTM, business aviation’s only online compensation analysis engine. Chris performs pilot services in the Falcon 900EX and Falcon 7X and teaches Upset Prevention and Recovery Training as an instructor in the S-211 Marchetti Jet. Chris holds a B.S. in computer science from the Air Force Academy, an M.A. in National Security Studies from California State University at San Bernardino, and a Ph.D. in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is an established author with six fiction novels, a non-fiction work, multiple aviation periodical articles, and a Ph.D. dissertation to his credit. Chris is currently working on his Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) credential to broaden his knowledge of compensation methodology.

Reflections on the Pilot Shortage

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Over the last few months, the major airlines' formerly frantic pace of pilot hiring seems to have eased somewhat. United recently paused its hiring...

Loyalty, Unions, and the Tyranny of One-Aircraft/Two-Pilot Operations

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As an Air Liaison Officer who spent substantial time with the U.S. Army during my service in the Air Force, I became well acquainted...

Putting a Price on Quality of Life 

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And correlating other parameters for compensation At the end of last month’s article, I promised to discuss certain parameters that did and did not correlate...

Finding the Right Data to Navigate the Fall Compensation Crunch

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Many of my clients are aviation managers from large corporations. Most of these corporations use a standard calendar year as their fiscal year. As...

Comp Structures, Pay Bands, and Other Perplexing Topics.

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Aviation managers in corporate flight departments face a variety of challenges as they seek to retain their personnel in the perfect storm that is...

Interpreting the 2023 Compensation Survey Results – The Data vs. The...

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As a professional compensation geek, I live for the release of new data. The current year’s survey data is usually released in a two-week...

The Shortage Within the Shortage:

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This month let’s look at a different aspect of the pilot shortage.  Pretend you're a high-net-worth individual, sitting on your yacht in the middle of...

Lessons from Apples and Oranges

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As a compensation expert, I’m often asked how comp levels vary between areas with higher and lower living costs. Typically, I give the standard...

Pilot, Father, Author

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When COVID-19 interrupted the lives of people all over the world, many of us used the lockdown time to think about new opportunities. In...

Delta Air Lines Announces March Quarter 2024 Financial Results

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Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported financial results for the March quarter and provided its outlook for the June quarter. Highlights of the...