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.

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...

Airline Pilot Collegiate Pathway Programs

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Airline hiring is picking back up and so are the windows of opportunity for the various college career-pathway programs. Each program is unique, ranging...

Automation and Complacency: The Missing Link

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Automation dependency continues to be topic of interest among both aviation authorities and human factor experts worldwide. Since the introduction of auto-flight, a number...

Fatigue and Spatial Disorientation: Two Correlated Threats to Flight Safety

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Fatigue is a silent threat within aviation. Some of the effects of fatigue include loss of situational awareness, impaired coordination and spatial disorientation, as well...

Encountering Loss of Communications

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Loss of communications under IFR can pose a challenge for many, as pilots heavily rely on air traffic control instructions while operating solely under...

Currency and Proficiency

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Understanding the difference between currency and proficiency is something the FAA has been trying to convey to newly certified pilots over the years, particularly...

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...