Letter from the Publisher

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Dear readers,

Summer has drawn to a close and fall is beginning to flourish. This is when I start to dread the days of snow and ice. I know some pilots would opt for the dangers of snow and ice over the extreme thunderstorms of summer, but for me, I prefer the summer months even with the thunderstorms. Maybe I should take a poll to see on which side of this debate the majority rests.   

Speaking of debates, this month I take a stab at examining some of my experience with respect to why some airlines are having trouble finding pilots, while others have full classes. Unfortunately, there is no short-term fix for those that can’t fill their classes, except perhaps for dramatically raising the pay as some of the regional airlines have done over the last few months. I have little doubt that the next several years will be interesting. Keep on eye on Aero Crew News as we continue to cover these and many other relevant issues. 

Our editorial and layout operations are located in Florida, so much of which has been devastated by Hurricane Ian. Right at finishing-touches time, we lost power and internet service. We’ve shifted operations to another location and worked late into the evening to ensure that Aero Crew News delivered on the first of the month as promised. 

Meanwhile, our colleagues in Florida are on our minds and we wish everyone the best as they recover from unprecedented devastation.

Fly Safe,

Craig Pieper

SOURCEAero Crew News, October 2022
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Craig Pieper is the Publisher and Founder of Aero Crew News. Craig is responsible for the content, website design and organization of the material and people producing the material for the magazine. Craig obtained his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Science, along with a minor in Aviation Weather, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2001. Craig is also a First Officer for a major airline with a type rating in the Boeing 737 & Embraer 145 and has logged over 8,000 hours of flying time since his introductory flight on November 14th, 1992. Please feel free to reach out to Craig and maybe your email will make it in the next issue under the "Letter To The Publisher" section of Aero Crew News.

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