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We’re not the only industry facing a recruiting and training crisis

Pilots in cockpit of commercial airplaneIt’s a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the needed training to get a license and a job — but the pay’s not all that great.

Sound familiar? I could easily be talking about trucking, but in this case, I’m referring to an article in the Wall Street Journal about the “pilot crisis.”

I was struck by the similarities between trucking’s driver shortage and the airlines’ pilot crisis.

Government Help?

Last week, the paper reports, more than a dozen major airlines and commuter carriers participated in a meeting to discuss potential solutionsdubbed the “Pilot Supply Summit.”

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