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Craighton has been a lifelong #avgeek, there isn’t a plane flying overhead that he doesn’t take a second to look at. Growing up in the Seattle area it’s only natural that he would be immersed in aviation. Craighton graduated from Washington State University, and while he didn’t graduate with an aviation-based degree, during his time there he was invited to the FAA ATC Academy and went straight from college into the academy.

Unfortunately, Air Traffic Control didn’t suit him, instead falling in love with airline operations, and soon after the academy obtained his Flight Dispatch certificate from Jeppesen. Craighton’s first airline was Endeavor Air, where he learned all of his practical dispatching skills and eventually became a Sector Supervisor managing day-to-day aircraft operations. Three and a half years later he was invited to the majors and now works as a Flight Superintendent at Delta Air Lines in International Flight Control.