Are You a Pilot for a US Airline?

    Please help with my PhD research study...

  • How to Participate

    I invite you to participate in this research study by following the link below. First, you will read the informed consent form to help you decide if you want to participate in my research. If you decide to help, you will be asked questions to verify your eligibility before being presented with the online survey. The process should take between 15 and 25 minutes.


    Click here to take the survey


    If you have questions about the research, please ask me through the form at the bottom of the page.

  • About the Study

    Title: The Predictive Relationship Between Organizational Innovativeness and Airline Pilots' Perception of Employer Attractiveness


    I want to learn about what aspects of innovation might make an airline more attractive to pilots when they decide which airline to apply to fly for. Research indicates that the views of current employees helps organizations shape their recruiting marketing efforts, so your views are an important source of data.


    While this research does not benefit you directly, your participation may help future researchers or airline leaders better understand how to attract pilots to the profession.


    Participation in this research is voluntary, completely anonymous, and should take less than 15 to 30 minutes. When finished, I will write an academic paper about the research findings. To maintain your anonymity, the paper will not include identifiable information.


    This study is part of the researcher's doctoral education program.

  • Who is Eligible?

    You can participate in the study if you are:

    • an FAA Certified pilot holding an airline transport pilot certificate;

    • between 23 and 65 years old; and

    • actively employed as a pilot for a part 121 operator in the United States:


    You are not eligible to participate if you:

    • fly exclusively for other carriers or the military;

    • are you currently furloughed by your employer


    About 95 participants will be in this study.

  • About the Author

    H. Michael Miley is a 30+ year CFII & CMEL pilot working on a Ph.D. in Business Strategy and Innovation at Capella University.

    After twenty years of working in technology and teaching as a CFII, I decided to go back to school at Capella University in the School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration. I am conducting this research to complete my Business Strategy and Innovation degree.

  • Please reach out if you have any questions

    Don't be afraid to reach out. Information in this area is -not- collected in the survey data.

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