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Podcast: The infamous pilot shortage strikes again

written by Robyn Tongol | April 13, 2021

Front exterior shot of a United Airlines 787 Dreamliner

This week saw a lot of discussion around the long-fabled industry pilot shortage, particularly in the US, as well as the emerging trend of international travel bubbles.

In this episode of the World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporter Hannah Dowling discuss the current state of the perceived shortage and its short-term impact on the industry in light of Delta’s dramatic cancellation of 100 flights.

The team follows it up with debate about United’s announcement to launch a new recruitment campaign for its very own pilot training academy, including its ‘controversial’ decision to push for 50 per cent of all applicants to be women or people of colour.

Other topics discussed this week included the beginning of international ‘travel bubbles’, Iran’s indictment of officials involved in the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, and UPS welcoming eVTOLs for rural deliveries.

Podcast: The infamous pilot shortage strikes again Comment

  • Tony


    There is no such thing as a pilot shortage. It’s a shortage of pay and conditions to attract the vast number of Pilots out there, many highly qualified!

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