Marc Cervantes

Marc Cervantes is an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach graduate, having received his MBA in Aviation Finance as well as his BS in Aeronautical Science. Marc is currently a First Officer for a regional airline, having logged over 3,000 hours of flight time. In his spare time he volunteers on three separate MEC committees and has started up an organization dedicated to helping the younger generation of pilots network with current pilots. Their goal is to help pilots looking to join the regional airlines. For more information about Professional Pilots of Tomorrow visit

Pilot Contract

With numerous airlines operating in today’s industry, it seems that there is always at least one pilot group attempting to renegotiate a new pilot...

The Regional Airline Concept

The stability of regional airlines has been brought under scrutiny each time there is a change in the operating relationship between one of the...

Open Time

It goes without saying that for airline pilots, seniority is everything. Nothing is more paramount than a pilot’s monthly schedule, which is exclusively dictated...

Money Money Money!

There is no doubt a pilot shortage has hit the U.S. regional airlines. Airlines are scrambling to find ways to entice the next ATP-eligible...

Maximizing Pay

It should come as no surprise that one of the first things a pilot looks at when comparing airlines is the hourly pay. A...

Trip and Line Construction

How do airlines create monthly schedules for their pilots? Major airlines sort out which flights are flown by its crews and which ones will...

Home Away from Home

For an airline pilot, being on the road should be pretty nice, right? The chance to stay at great hotels with plenty of time...

Maximizing Vacation Time

In today’s fast-paced work environment, it is easy for one to become submerged in the workforce in an attempt to strive for the top....

Sick Leave and Paid Time Off

Being confined to a metal tube for hours at a time, it should come to no surprise that crew-members occasionally become sick. Although pilots...

Reassigning a Pilot During a Trip

In the past two articles, bidding for a pilot’s monthly schedule was examined. Although pilots have set schedules each month, there may be times...

Connect Airlines Builds a Smarter, Greener Company

Connect Airlines is looking for captains and first officers who want to seize a smarter, more profitable career opportunity that removes their shackles from...

Letter from the Publisher

Dear readers, Tis the season for contract negotiations! It seems as though almost every airline and its union are developing a new agreement in principle (AIP)...


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