GAO Report on pilot shortage verifies it is tied to low wages
The Government Accountability Office report on pilot work force, stated the biggest cause for the current shortage was low pay rates. As my article stated yesterday the approximate 24,000 dollar a year jobs are simply not drawing pilots. The numbers I came up with were within $1,000 a year of the range the GAO used.
I have been writing of the pending shortage for years, as well as pilot free agency; it has now reached critical mass. Free agency as well as the “available pilot pool” will be addressed in a future article. Suffice it to say, I don’t think there s a group of pilots out there; more next week.
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