Paul Templeton’s Regional Airline Pilot Jobs Blog

ATP’s Latest Airline Placements

Bojan Fredotovic, Corporate Operator

Corporate Operator hired ATP grad Bojan Fredotovic in June, 2014.

Victor Resendez, Corporate Operator

Corporate Operator hired ATP grad Victor Resendez in June, 2014.

Clint Bond, ExpressJet

ExpressJet hired ATP grad Clint Bond in June, 2014.

Walter Davey, Great Lakes Airlines

Great Lakes Airlines hired ATP grad Walter Davey in June, 2014.

Preparing for the Next Step

ATP’s Regional Jet Standards Certification Program has been helping pilots for many years make the transition from flying in the General Aviation environment to the type of flying and equipment used in the airlines. When these pilots have completed the RJ Program, we then arrange interviews for these graduates with the best regional airlines in […]

Airline Travel Benefits – Low Cost Air Travel is a Liberating Experience

Can you imagine traveling from New York to L.A. for under $50? How about going from Chicago to Paris for less than $100? Whether you prefer hot sandy beaches, skiing in Colorado, playing golf on that famous golf course you’ve always wanted to play or visiting family halfway across the world – if you love […]

American Eagle Reports Increase in Passenger Traffic

Regional airlines in the United States continue to report spikes in passenger traffic, fueling the need for expansion and the hiring of new pilots. American Eagle for example reported an increase in passenger traffic of 18.9 percent in February compared to the same month a year ago. Eagle’s measure of the total amount of seats […]

Business Aviation Market Is Recovering

There has been a lot of discussions over the last few years about the troublesome pilot shortage in the Airline Industry. The fact that a shortage of commercial pilots will affect other segments of aviation hasn’t been at the forefront of these types of talks though. Corporate Aviation is making a comeback and that industry […]

Attracting Enough Talented Pilots is Aviation’s Challenge

I recently read a very good article on AOPA Online’s Training and Safety Page that began like this: Over the next 20 years, the aviation industry will need more than 1 million pilots and aircraft technicians to fly and maintain the aircraft needed to support commercial air travel growth, a Boeing representative said March 10 […]

For Aspiring Pilots, New Proposed Regulations Bring More Opportunity

On February 27th the FAA addressed the multitude of questions which arose following the passage of the law referred to as H.R. 5900 or the “1500 Hour Rule” as it has come to be known in some circles. The FAA released its long awaited Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM) which introduced the agencies proposed application […]

Lessons Learned in Jet Training

A vicious rain pelted the hardened windshield and caused a loud roar while flashes of lightening flickered across the strained faces of the two pilots shooting the VOR approach to runway 31 Left at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. The crew had moments earlier fought a stubborn engine fire which had taken every ounce […]

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Paul Templeton ATP Regional Jet Director

Paul Templeton is ATP's Regional Jet Program Director, and a regular contributor to His extensive experience in the Regional Airline environment gives him insight into the continually changing status of the industry. He served as Captain for 12 years at Piedmont Airlines and was also Chairman of the Master Executive Council for ALPA, representing Piedmont Airlines.


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