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News story about pilot shortages and salary increases

News story about pilot shortages and salary increases

August 28, 2018

WPXI of Pittsburgh, PA shared a story about the ever-increasing pilot shortage, training opportunities, and salary increases.

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Key highlights from the article include:

  • Without enough pilots, planes can’t fly, increasing the potential for flight cancellations or entirely stopping service to some cities.
    Some airlines are trying to proactively funnel potential pilots into the pipeline.
  • At some airlines, starting salaries are $60,000, up from $20,000. On top of that, many have sign-on bonuses.
  • Another hurdle potential pilots face is the cost of flight school, which can be upward of $10,000.

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