Monthly Archives: December 2015

Want to be a pilot? Count the cost first

Balpa warns the cost of repaying for flight qualifications is at odds with the stereotypical image of pilots’ jet set lifestyles Pilots are racking up debts of £100,000 or more to pay for their flight training that is leaving them just £500 a month to live on once they land a job with an airline. [...]

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Cockpit Controversy: Industry facing major pilots shortage

Boeing Co. estimates that within the next 20 years the world will need more than a half-million pilots, but the aviation industry is seeing a shortage of qualified candidates. In 2013, new federal rules went into place that required airline captains to fly hundreds more hours before being able to fly a commercially. The idea [...]

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Brace for Impact: The Pilot Shortage is Here

"When America sneezes, the world catches a cold" The idea of a looming pilot shortage is a myth. That is the message which came out of the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas this week. Sitting on a panel Chuck Howell, CEO of Great Lakes Airways and Jeff Jones, VP of Strategic [...]

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