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  • Additional States: California, Florida, and Texas
  • Company: Aviation Consulting, LLC
  • Phone: 877-334-2939
  • Cell: 678 776-5633
  • Fax: 770 487-6617
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Aviation & Aerospace and Employment

Keywords/Search Terms:

pilot, airline pilot, military pilot, corporate pilot, pilot divorce, pilot career, pilot selection, pilot training, pilot pay, pilot benefits, pilot retirement, pilot job, airline pilot career value, pilot career earnings, pilot wrongful termination, pilot injury, pilot death, pilot career delay


BS Aeronautical Studies - Fixed-wing Flt Tech., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Airline Transport Pilot, ; Type Ratings: B717/27/37/57/67, DC-8/9, United, Boeing, Delta; ATP - Certification Training Program Instructor, Delta Professional Services

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Additional Information

Worldwide, Mr. Darby is recognized as an expert in US pilot hiring, pilot selection, pilot supply and demand forecasting, and interview preparation including: testing, simulator evaluations, medical exams and personnel interviews. He is regularly quoted in the national media - newspapers, magazines, and on television, including The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, New York Times, Flying Magazine, AOPA Pilot, Airline Pilot Magazine, Time Magazine, Business Week, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and many more. He is the president of Aviation Consulting, LLC in Peachtree City, GA. provides pilot career consulting to individual pilots, flight schools, government agencies, investment firms, and both domestic and international airlines. The company also provides litigation support for pilots that are delayed, injured, or have been involved in a fatal accident to determine potential lost career values and earnings capacity. CIVIL ATP: S&MEL Land (B-717/27/37/57/67/DC-8/9 CFI: Aircraft / Instrument (15 years) FE: Turbojet (B-727/DC-8) Part 121: CPT/FO/SO (DC-8/9;B-727/37/57/67) Parts 121, 135, 141, 142, 91 & 63 experience MILITARY - Retired Instrument Examiner: F/W & R/W aircraft Standardization IP: 5 F/W aircraft Unit Training and Operations Officer Maintenance Test Pilot Flight, Ground, & Simulator Instructor FLIGHT TIME: TOTAL 23,513 Heavy Jet (2 & 4 eng) 5,544 Instructor Pilot 2,775 Actual Instruments 2,058 Pilot-in-Command 15,210 WORK EXPERIENCE: AIRLINE PILOT NOV 12 – Present Delta Professional Services, Instructor Pilot ATP – CTP, B-717/37/57/67, MD-88, Part 121/AQP GRD & SIM Dec 85 - May 07 United Airlines Captain B-727/37/57/67 Domestic & Int'l Ops. Part 121 NOV 07 – MAY 14 Boeing Train Instructor pilot B-717/737-3/800. Part 121/142/AQP GRD & SIM JUL 85 - DEC 85 Republic Airlines First Officer: DC-9. Part 121 scheduled passenger operations. APR 81 - NOV 84 Capitol Air Captain & FO: DC-8. Part 121 AUG 78 - SEP 80 Braniff Int'l First Officer & Second Officer DC-8, Part 121 JAN 66 - DEC 1977 US Army Standardization Instructor pilot and Instrument examiner T-41, T-42, U-8, U-21, OV-1