Gary Major

Gary Major

Mr. Major is currently a corporate pilot and the Training and Standards Captain with Pacific Gas & Electric, operating Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft out of Oakland International Airport. As a current ATP certificate holder who maintains both his single engine and multi engine flight instructor privileges, he continues to provide services as a general aviation flight instructor. He has accumulated 20,000 flight hours over his career including: 15,000 turbine, 9,000 jet, 3,000 instrument, and 5,000 night hours.

Mr. Major was previously a Line Captain with American Eagle Airlines for 26 years where he earned type ratings for the B-737, BA-3100, EMB-145, SA-227, and SF-340 aircraft. His time at American Eagle included serving as:

  • Line Check Airman / IOE Captain
  • Aircraft Instructor
  • Simulator Instructor
  • Simulator Check Airman
  • FAA Designated Examiner
  • Assistant Training Program Manager
  • Applicant Simulator Evaluation Check Airman
  • Participating Check Airman / Designated Examiner: FAA AMR Certificate
  • Managing Office, FAR Part-142 Training Center Development Program
  • ALPA: Professional Standards Representative
  • Board of Directors: Regional Airline Pilots Association

Mr. Major first learned to fly through General Aviation Services at Buchanan Field in Concord, earning his private pilot certificate for single engine- land airplanes in 1977, beginning his nearly 40 years of aeronautical experience. After working as a flight instructor he went on to fly both charter and medivac operations out of Buchanan field flying PA-34, PA-31-350, C-340, C-402, C414, and Turbo Commander-680T aircraft, and as a corporate pilot in the BE-200 and LR-35 aircraft.


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