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 KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC in Peachtree City, GA. KitDarby.com 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: Single & Multi Engine Land (Ratings B-717/27/37/57/67/DC-8/9
CFI: Aircraft / Instrument/Multi Engine (15 years)
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
WORK EXPERIENCE: AIRLINE PILOT NOV 12 – Present Delta Professional Services, Instructor Pilot ATP – CTP, B-717. Part 121/142 AQP GRD & SIM
Dec 85 – May 07 United Airlines Captain B727/37/57/67 Domestic & Int’l Ops.
NOV 07 – MAY 14 Boeing Train Instructor pilot B-717/737-300-800.
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. 121, AUG 78 – SEP 80 Braniff Int’l First Officer