The ones that make it through college and flight training are not necessarily
going to be great. What they certainly will be is broke and underwater in
their investment for a long time. THIS is why the number of pilots coming up
is declining - there are also declining numbers of military pilots flying
today. Most military pilots are now flying drones and that doesn't
translate into a commercial rating. Airlines are going to have to
get creative before they experience a crisis. They need to look at more
comprehensive training programs, funding young pilot training or paying higher
wages, and apprentice programs (like some Asian airlines do with cruise pilot
programs). Otherwise, the ones who make it to regionals will be in the same
boat as the Colgan Air pilots - sleeping on parents sofas and airports and
exhausted. Just who you'd want flying your plane.
Fact is its a joke, like the "Truck Driver Shortage" Run a 23 year old
kid through a two week crash course in driving a 80,000 lb. deadly weapon and
put him with a trainer for a month and then stick him all alone in a 60 foot
long 13'6" high piece of artillery to charge down the road and hurt,
maim or kill people! It's a joke! I used to train these people, and I for
one didn't use them to make "extra money" like many so called
"trainers" do. I LOST money because I made sure they were safe courteous
drivers when they left my care! It's the same with these Flight Schools,
they take their money, teach them how to get a license then they are guaranteed
a job through a recruiter before they graduate, next thing you know they are
inexperienced and flying 30 to 50 passenger planes and they don't really
have a clue, hope they don't have a problem not in a lesson book they
probably were told has nothing to do with flying once they have their license!
This is how it works folks, at least in the real world!!!
The only good option is going through the military for flight training. Just the
same way doctors use the military for paying for med school.
One thing this article leaves out is the amount of hours a potential pilot
accrues coming out of their college course. At $100 per hour of flight,
accumulating 1,500 hours of flying experience dwarfs the cost of the degree.
Most successful applicants, even at the regionals end up going through some kind
of career with a non-passenger operation.
Wow, $25 grand to start...after $100 grand of college debt.Nothing wrong
with that business model. /sarc off
Best job in the world, huh Mr. Green? Always comforting to know that the guy
flying your plane from Salt Lake to St. George is probably exhausted from having
to work a night shift at Maverick to feed his kids. This is---in a
What a block buster lie again. This ruse is to get students to enroll in more
schools to fund education for jobs they cannot possibly apply for or get. Every
time industry plants one of these notices with the media they always follow it
up with fake opportunities and lies for the benefit of specialized schools. They young better do some qualification investing before they let
themselves get saddle with more education costs for jobs they can't get.
You cant' get jobs as pilot without decades and thousands of hours of
experience. The FAA regulates and test every pilot for every airline and the
government is throwing out fake opportunities to fund specialized education on
the backs of student debts.Drug convictions and drug use
autocratically disqualify every one who fails drug testing or previous users.
Even Marijuana disqualifies anyone from piloting passenger and commercial
shipping planes. The opportunity for students or anyone under the age of 35 is