Sergio Sovero

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Sergio Sovero was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and currently serves as Captain for Delta Air Lines. 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 led to his recognition as “Flight Instructor of the Month” and “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-737, 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 hometown of Lima.

Collision Avoidance

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Midair collisions can occur at any point of the day in VFR conditions. Statistically, the majority happen within five miles of an airport where...

Fuel Awareness

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Fuel awareness is critical for pilots of all experience levels. Complying with the regulatory requirements regarding fuel is simply the first step in managing...

Be Ready – Here Comes Convective Activity

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Weather radar is an outstanding tool for pilots, both during preflight stages and during flight. Air traffic controllers may also utilize weather radar to...

Safety Management Systems

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The foundation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) is to make an aviation organization safer. Safety adjustments are often derived from data. In the United...

IFR Clearances

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IFR clearances are issued by ATC at both controlled and uncontrolled airports. Depending on the type of ATC services available, pilots may obtain their...

Coffin Corner and Mach Tuck

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While piston airplanes are not subject to coffin corner, subsonic jets must be aware of Mach tuck and associated aerodynamic implications. At a jet's...

Maintaining a Positive Intra-Cockpit Gradient

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“Good leadership consists of motivating people to their highest levels by offering them opportunities, not obligations.” – Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher  A gradient can be thought...

Mountain Wave Turbulence 

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The FAA defines turbulence as air movement created by atmospheric pressure, jet streams, air around mountains, cold or warm weather fronts, or thunderstorms. Although...

Holding Procedures 

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Holding patterns can be assigned by ATC to facilitate traffic flow or when a clearance limit is reached. Similarly, a pilot may request a...

Volcanic Ash: An Unrecognized Threat to Aviation 

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Volcanic ash is a major threat to flight safety. An inadvertent encounter with an ash cloud has the potential to cause severe aircraft structural...

Aero Crew News 2024 Photo Contest Winners

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Grand Prize Winner Enduring the Storm: C-118 Stands Strong - Todd K. McGuire Air Force Base boasts numerous iconic static exhibits, among them the C-118, a...

Hawaiian Airlines Brings Lei and Aloha to Utah with Inaugural Salt...

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HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines has officially arrived in Utah, just in time for summer. Hawaiʻi’s hometown airline today inaugurated daily nonstop service between Salt Lake...