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Kit Darby is a nationally recognized airline pilot career expert with 35 years’ experience in pilot screening, selection, and training. He specializes in pilot career earnings, employability models, pilot career value, pilot forecasting, and pilot hiring requirements and he is available as an expert witness for written reports, depositions, and trials. He also offers litigation support, case preparation and case analysis. Kit provides statistical data and guidance through the constantly changing aviation industry.

Mr. Darby is currently an ATP-CTP Instructor Pilot on the B-757/767, B-737, and B-717 Teaching Simulator and Ground School for DELTA Professional Services in Atlanta, GA. Previously he was a B-717 & B-737 Simulator Instructor for Boeing & DELTA Global Services from 2007-2015. A retired B-767 Captain with United Airlines, and military instructor pilot, Mr. Darby has interviewed 21 times with 17 different airlines and worked with four Major, one National airline, and an aircraft manufacturer since 1978.

Mr. Darby's flight experience includes 25,000+ hours' total time, 15,000 hours jet time. Mr. Darby was the president of Aviation Information Resources AIR, Inc., the largest pilot career information resource company for pilots for 25 years (1984 to 2009).

Education & Licenses

BS Aeronautical Studies; Airline Transport Pilot: B-717, 727, 737, 757, 767, DC-9, DC-8