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The Commercial Pilot Shortage and Your Career

THE COMMERCIAL PILOT SHORTAGE AND YOUR CAREER COMMERCIAL PILOT SHORTAGE BY THE NUMBERS 1,500 65 90,000 8,000 HOURS is the number of newly hired pilots per year needed to replace is the mandatory is the of flying time are needed to obrain a job as first officer approximate number of retirement age for commercial commercial pilots pilots working for U.S. carriers retirees on an airline HAPPY 12,000 = Average number of new pilots currently trained each year 460,000 = Estimated number of JOB OPENINGS • PILOT new commercial pilots needed over the next 20 years 19,000 = - 69,000 in North America Number of new pilots who need to be trained each year REASONS FOR THE SHORTAGE Fewer MILITARY PILOTS leaving service 1992 90% of pilots hired in 1992 had military backgrounds 2008 Only 28% of pilots hired in 2008 had military backgrounds More pilots are reaching RETIREMENT AGE 51.6 is the average 560 83 age of an American Airlines pilot UNDER 40 OVER 60 83 American 560 American Airlines pilots under age 40 Airlines pilots over age 60 FEWER PILOTS are certified to meet the demand 3,327 fewer commercial 29% That's a 29% decrease pilots certified in 2010 than in 2009 BENEFITS OF BECOMING A COMMERCIAL PILOT EXCELLENT JOB OUTLOOK Pilot shortage means more airlines will be looking for certified pilots JOB OPTIONS Fly passenger jets, work for air cargo carriers, become a flight instructor, or pursue one of several other available careers SEE THE WORLD Fly to places you've never been and get paid for it! PERKS Many airlines provide attractive salaries, health benefits, and retirement plans that get better with seniority INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO FLIGHT TRAINING INTERNATIONAL ERNATIONAL http://www.pilottrainingsandicgo.com/ SOURCES: http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/trend.html http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2011/05/american-airlines-pilots-are-a.html/ http://www.atpflightschool.com/airlines/pilor-hiring-outlook.html http://www.newser.com/story/150040/looming-danger-coming-pilot-shortage.html http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2009-01-16-pilots-age_n.htm http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/11/14/airlines-face-worst-pilot-shortage-since-the-1960s/ http://www.npr.org/2012/12/26/168067560/airlines-fear-pilot- shortage-amidst-new-federal-safety-rules

The Commercial Pilot Shortage and Your Career

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