The Pilot Shortage

The shortage is real. Take advantage of it.

We'd like to talk about the current pilot shortage and why it is a great time to consider becoming a professional pilot.


Roll the Video...

Take a listen and take a flight with Pilot Life TV, and discover some insights about the pilot shortage and how it affects everyday pilots.





Read the News...

CNN published a great article explaining how changing rules, growing demands, retirement age, decreasing numbers of pilots and unmanned military vehicles have turned what was once a saturated industry into a market where "Regional airlines now offer much higher pay and even signing bonuses." Click the photo to hop over and read more...




Be Informed...

WJLA examines why every airline is facing this shortage, and how the shortage actually impedes airport growth. It also looks at how major carriers seek to fill their pilot positions by hiring pilots from the regionals. Click the photo to hop over and read more...




Inside Information...

Pilot Career Centre Global stresses that 800,000 pilots will be hired within 20 years. Air travel has become so commonplace that the demand for skilled aviation jobs in all sectors is extremely high. Click the photo to hop over and read more...




The Numbers...

Check out some stats describing annual growth in global air traffic passenger demand since 2006. An interesting point of reference is how declines in passenger traffic was seen in 2009 after the economic slowdown, and the subsequent growth that air travel experienced very shortly after. Click the photo to hop over and read more...




Expected Growth...

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, and they do a thorough job in explaining how shifts in political climates and socio-economic and environmental factors could come into play to make that number fluctuate-- though still the growth in travel numbers will be definite and expected. Click the photo to hop over and read more...




From the Insiders...

The 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook shows how a mix of fleet growth, retirements, and attrition has lead to a huge shortage of pilots for right now and beyond. Click the photo to hop over and read more...




An Industry Leader...

Daniel K. Elwell, in his speech 'Pillars of Safety', describes that "if there aren’t enough qualified pilots to meet the demand we know is coming, it’s going to reduce the potential growth of the industry – and impact our national economy. Nobody wants that." He goes on to say that "the importance of pilot qualifications can’t be overstated." Click the photo to hop over and read more...



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