Kristopher Olson

Kristopher Olson
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Kristopher grew up in an airline family including pilots, mechanics, flight attendants and air traffic controllers for major airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration. As a lifelong aviation enthusiast, Kristopher has always known that the flight deck was where he wanted to be. In his professional career, he has served as a flight instructor for his home-town flight school, captain and first officer for a CFR Part 135 charter company and ExpressJet Airlines. In addition to flying as a first officer on the Airbus A-320, Kristopher’s is a mentor with Professional Pilots of Tomorrow. Kristopher is an alumnus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Contracts and Crisis

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I want to express my sincerest sympathies to those whose careers are in turmoil due to this pandemic....

Let’s Talk Expectations

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Many employees, investors and industry observers are wondering which airlines will falter as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages...

Is learning to fly still worth it?

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The other day, Professional Pilots of Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased mentorship for which I...

Our Role in this Time of Crisis

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COVID-19 has done dramatic damage to our collective national health, and this highly infectious virus has absolutely obliterated years of progress to...

Which Offer Should I Take?

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If you’ve been observing the industry, you know that this is a great time to be a...

The Joys of Returning to General Aviation

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Airline pilots are of two molds; those who learn to fly in the military, and those who...

I’ve Got My Certificates, Now What?

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I am frequently asked, “I’ve got my private/commercial/airline transport certificate, now what?” And I always think to...

Crew Resource Management Outside the Flight Deck

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Crew Resource Management (CRM) is a concept familiar to all pilots. In Advisory Circular (AC) 120-51E, the...

Learning to (just) Fly

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We are flying in some of the best times seen in our industry. Airlines are reporting billions...

You Can Learn A Lot On The Ground

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As pilots, we tend to measure ourselves in terms of flight time, aircraft types, and level of...

Unlimited Visibility

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Leonardo Da Vinci is best known for his art and his appreciation for the indisputable evidence between...

Baroclinic Leaf Pattern

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Autumn is upon us and trees are sporting their brilliant hues which has made me think about leaves. But alas, this isn’t...

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