PSA Airlines President Dion Flannery invites PSA employees to join him for a Crew News briefing and Town Hall session in Charlotte on Tuesday, October 20th. This is an excellent opportunity for employees to interact with Dion and leadership to share information and ask questions about PSA’s growth, latest news and updates.
The PSA Crew News event is open to all PSA crew members and will be held at the American Airlines Training Center room 272 at 9:40 a.m. This session is followed by a Town Hall session for all PSA employees which will be held in the CLT crew room at 11:30 a.m. These sessions will focus on PSA’s growth plan, airline performance and provide a platform for open discussion between leadership and team members. Employees are invited to bring their questions and utilize this opportunity to speak directly with PSA’s leadership.
Attendance for the PSA Airlines Crew News and Town Hall will be limited to PSA employees.
Captain Brooks Butler is one of PSA’s many “Jack of all Trades.” As a captain, simulator instructor, part time pilot recruiter (and father of three), Butler has helped hundreds of PSA pilots in the year that he has been with the airline.
Butler came to PSA after flying for another airline- being unable to upgrade- as well as trying out corporate flying. Neither were a fit for his career goals or family life. So when a friend from flight school told him of the Simulator Instructor position at PSA, Butler made the switch.
“The biggest challenge of being a sim instructor is that you have to know the answers to everything- Every SOP, all the systems, how to operate the simulator. Every student is different. If they’re new to the airline world and have never been through training, they usually say it is harder than expected,” explains Captain Butler. “The best part of instructing is being a mentor. These are often 22 year olds who have the world at their fingertips. They’re going to be AA pilots in 5 to 6 years. I tell them not to screw it up.”
Butler extends this leadership when helping to interview and select PSA’s future pilots. “What sets PSA apart is the people,” he says. “And it all starts in the interview. We want to hire someone that will fit into the culture. We’re not just filling seats with those that can pass training. The goal when interviewing, and while training, is to be able to say I would put my family on an airplane with this person. Keeping it safe is the main priority.”