Airline jobs

Posted on Jan 4, 2012

Airline jobs

Get ready for the pilot shortage.  All numbers are pointing to a massive pilot shortage in the next couple of years.  I have been getting a lot of questions from students and others about the job market and the conditions of working as an airline pilot.  I tell everyone the same thing.  The jobs will be plentiful and the conditions are already improving.  Supply and demand is a great predictor.  The economy is always dependent on supply versus demand unless of course you live in a country where the word capitalism is always accompanied by an expletive.  Pilots who are qualified will be able to write their own ticket for the foreseeable future anywhere in the world.

Recent Business Week article talks about American Airlines in particular, however all airlines are facing the same pilot shortage problem and it will reverberate around the world.

I tell students that the objectives now are to get qualified and hired with a good company to build seniority.  Seniority is job security. Anyone getting in the pilot game today should have no problem landing a job with their dream company.

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