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Ready 4 Pushback

Nov 20, 2023

Ready for a soaring aviation adventure? Kevin Mason, 25 year Delta veteran and leader of Propel, and Ready for Pushback’s own Nik Fialka delve into the incredible opportunity at Delta's pilot career pathway program. Responsible for the strategy and execution of Propel's College, Company, Community and Academy pathways, Kevin will convey the qualifications, benefits, and opportunities available to you in a top-notch aviation program for aspiring pilots.  Come aboard and unlock the secrets to piloting success, and find out why this program is your ultimate gateway to the skies!



  • Qualifications you must have to apply for the Propel Pilot Career Path Program

  • Additional benefits successful pilot candidates can enjoy

  • Ways college students can apply for the Propel Pilot Career Path Program

  • The value of having a pilot to mentor you during aviation training

  • Why you should pursue aviation when transitioning careers





Kelvin Mason is the Senior Manager – Propel at Delta Air Lines, and has been with the company
for 25 years. In this role, he leads the College and Community pathways within Propel, Delta’s
pilot career pathway program for aspiring aviators.

Mr. Mason has an extensive background in Human Resources across multiple disciplines. Prior
to his current role, he was the Senior HR Manager for Delta’s Flight Operations division,
supporting Delta’s 15,000 line pilots and support staff with a variety of HR functions. In prior
HR Business Partner roles, he also supported other large divisions at Delta including In-Flight
Services, Technical Operations, the Operations & Customer Center, and Corporate Safety,
Security & Compliance. He also served in a variety of leadership roles within HR Service
Delivery, with a broad range of experience in employee benefit plans and HR data & analytics.

Mr. Mason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berry College in Rome, GA, and is an active
member of Berry’s Alumni Council and Alumni Mentorship Program, where he engages with
students and graduates on career pathing and development. He is also a Board member with
the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), and actively participates on visiting
teams as an industry representative. In addition, Mr. Mason serves on the Aviation Advisory
Board for Hampton University and the Customer Advisory Board for Coradine Aviation.





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