Monday, February 15, 2016

More airline pilots are retiring — and fewer people want their jobs • Length, cost of training keep would-be pilots away

CINCINNATI -- A shortage of pilots is reaching down from airlines to flight schools, leaving many industry professionals questioning who will step in to fill the cockpits. With an aging population of airline captains — a career with a mandatory retirement age of 65 — and fewer people pursuing aviation careers, replacing retiring pilots is challenging.

Become a WCPO Insider to see how the high cost and length of training is keeping aspiring pilots out of flight school — and learn what airlines will have to do to overcome the projected pilot shortage in years to come.

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