Is the Pilot Shortage Over?

A professional pilot takes a look at recent changes in the hiring pace at regional and cargo airlines.

“Two years ago, 1,500 hours and a pulse was enough to get you an interview at the regional airline of your choice,” recalls V1 Rotate’s Sam Weigel, who flies a Boeing 737 for his day job. As hiring begins to slow at regional airlines and cargo carriers, Weigel asks—is the pilot shortage over?


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