Sergio Sovero

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Sergio Sovero was born and raised in Lima, Peru. At the age of 17, he moved to the United States to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sergio obtained a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science in 2017, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He served as a flight instructor at ERAU, while assuming several leadership roles within the Flight Department. These included: Flight Supervisor, Quality Assurance Instructor, and Assistant Training Manager. He also developed additional training material, in support of furthering the curriculum and improving the quality of instruction. Such involvement lead to his recognition as “Flight Instructor of the Month”, as well as “Excellence in Quality of Instruction” awards. Sovero holds a Gold Seal CFI, AGI and IGI ratings. Upon meeting the minimum requirements, he joined Republic Airways, where he participated as a Pilot Recruiter and Interviewer. Joining Delta Air Lines at 23 years old, he holds A-320, B-757/767, DC-9 & ERJ-170 type ratings. Sergio is an active member of the ERAU Prescott Aerospace Advisory Board (AAB). As such, he provides unique perspectives to the College of Aviation regarding curriculum development. In response to his special interest in sustainable practices, Sergio is pursuing a Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability (MSAS), with a Human Factors Specialization, and is passionate about mentoring the next generation of professional pilots. He resides in Atlanta, loves traveling, and frequently visits his home town of Lima.

Wind Shear and Microburst Avoidance 

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Summer operations are upon us with the inherent events of wind shear and microbursts. Whether you are a student pilot or an experienced professional,...

Assessing Fitness for Duty

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From the early stages of flight training, instructors teach students about the importance of assessing fitness for flight. The operation of an aircraft is...

Flight Manuals and Certificates

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Pilots are required to conduct a detailed preflight preparation that includes reviewing the validity of key aircraft certificates and documents. Without their presence, the...

Night Operations – Risk Management and Preflight Planning

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Flying at night may be a challenge, especially for a newly certified private pilot. In some European countries, flying at night is even restricted...

Runway-Incursion Avoidance

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Runway incursions have decreased over the years as a result of pilot education and efforts by the FAA to increase awareness of the topic....

Aircraft Performance and Density Altitude:

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It is unquestionable that the effects of density altitude could be significantly detrimental to flight safety. Following a linear correlation, an increase in density...

Choosing a Flight School

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Starting the flight training journey is challenging. The first actionable decision of a pilot’s career is where to train. The goal is to find...

Compliance with ATC Clearances

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When operating under IFR, ATC communications play a critical role in ensuring a safe and efficient operation. By complying with established regulatory requirements, each...

Preparing for Initial Part 121 Training

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The journey of Part 121 training can be a challenging one culminating in the joy for having fulfilled a long-standing dream. Fortunately, over the...

Effects of Icing on Aircraft Performance

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Aircraft icing is, without a doubt, one of the major weather hazards to aviation. In-flight icing occurs when super-cooled droplets suspended in the atmosphere...

CloudDancer Helping Veterans Learn to Fly

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It was cold on December 03, 1992 in Fort Worth, Texas when Michael Ashton Johnson came to us from the Lord above. He grew...

Breeze Airways™ Arrives in Las Vegas, Announces New Nonstop to Akron-Canton

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Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice™ low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, announced a new route from Akron-Canton, OH, to Las Vegas – just as...