Being able to pilot a plane was once one of the most common dream among young boys. Being able to fly towards the sky must be fascinating and there a lot of boys who accomplished their dreams. However, the industry is not at its best momens as there is shortage of pilots in the US and for that reason, different companies offer an airline pilot salary of $21,000.
Now it is time to regret not to have followed your dreams as a kid.Smaller companies have already started to cancel their flights and reductions of flights is not excluded from future plans. Companies are starting to lose millions per year and the only way to reverse it is by hiring more pilots.
Since the 2009 crash of a Continental Express flight, rules to become a commercial pilot have changed. Before, 250 flight hours and a pilot certificate were enough, but now, you need to 1500 hours and an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, and that amount of flight hours is obviously not achieving in a few months. The strict qualifications to be met plus the history of poor pay and instability of regional pilots are the causes of the current pilot shortage, and smaller airlines are the first ones to be hit.