G.W. "Bo" Corby - Director of Flight Training Standards | FAPA.aero | Meet the Team

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Team Member - G.W. "Bo" Corby

Director of Flight Training Standards
Phone: 800-JET-JOBS
Email: bo@fapa.aero

Captain G.W. "Bo" Corby is a 1969 graduate of Parks College of Aeronautical Technology of St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

Captain Corby began his aviation career as a Flight Crew Instructor for the Boeing Company, followed by 3 years in the Middle East as a pilot/flight engineer for several airlines, returning to the U.S. in 1977 as a pilot for Hughes Airwest in San Mateo, California. Hughes Airwest later merged with Republic Airlines and eventually Northwest Airlines (NWA).  At NWA, he served as NWA ALPA Training Committee Chairman and in this position participated as one of 3 Board Members on the Pilot Training Review Board at NWA. This Board evaluated issues in the NWA training department relating to pilot training deficiencies. He retired from NWA in 2006.

In addition to his airline career, Captain Corby founded and operated Simulator Training, Inc., an FAR 142 Training Center operating its own B-727, B-737 and Lockheed Electra L-188 Full Flight Simulators, providing training services to airlines, individuals and governments, worldwide. During the same period, Captain Corby owned and operated Noland Decoto Flying Service in Yakima WA, a full service Fixed Base Operation, providing the local community with aircraft charter services and flight training under FAR 61 and 141.He currently resides in Seattle, Washington and works as a Corporate Aviation Department Manager and pilot for a Seattle family.

In May of 2013, Captain Corby was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the FAA Safety Team.  The award recognizes those pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years.

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In 1980, Captain Andy Simonds first soloed in a beat-up fire-prone Cessna 152 Aerobat in Madison, Wisconsin.   After a tour in general aviation as a CFI and Part 135 charter pilot, Andy started collecting uniforms from American Eagle, TWA, Airborne Express and, finally, American Airlines where he is currently a Chief Pilot in NY and a captain on the A-320.  Whether left seat, right seat, back seat or jumpseat he never met an airplane he didn't like.  Andy would fly all airplanes to which somebody (who had the guts) gave him the keys including Metroliners, Jetstreams, DC-9, B-727, B-737, B-757, B-767 and the Airbus 319/321.

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Claudette, I wanted to thank you for the interview prep a couple of weeks ago. I'm happy to report I was offered a job with United Airlines. What's incredibly amazing is the first 6 or 7 questions you asked me turned out to be the identical questions I was asked. Thanks again from one happy pilot, Bryan Q.