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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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