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Pilot Shortage? Experts Weigh In On Causes And Impact


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Flight deck of a Boeing 747-8. Photo: Alex Beltyukov

The Federal Aviation Administration says pilots must retire once they reach 65. A dwindling veteran pilot pool and low starting pay for ‘right seat’ –  or co-pilots – in some regional carriers has some airline industry experts worried about a pilot shortage. They say many Airline Transport Pilot license holders won’t consider regional airlines until pay improves

Dean of Embry-Riddle’s College of Aviation Dr. Tim Brady, Director of Engineering and Air Safety with the Airline Pilots Association International, Keith Hagy, and Analyst Bill Swelbar join 90.7’s Matthew Peddie to discuss the potential impacts of a pilot shortage here in the U.S.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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