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    According to this article, due to lack of pilots and flight attendants, 12 flights to Puerto Rico and the USA from Santo Domingo have been canceled

    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...o-rico-y-ee-uu




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    My daughter just gave notice at an airline where she was a pilot recruiter accepting a position in another industry. There is a shortage of pilots. Makes one wonder about safety and possibly anticipate price increases.

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    The JetBlue POP-JFK flight last Tuesday had pilot problems.

    Flight was late leaving - then rerouted to FLL - for a pilot change

    They sat 2 hrs on the runway and arrived JFK after midnite.

    My friend was on it - and is getting a full refund

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    In addition the flight school American carriers require a 4 year degree. That is a lot money to borrow, and then your first assignments are the regional routes with lower pay. I think the military is producing less pilots also, not sure, and ex military was historically where airlines always got a lot of pilots. I know pilots who got to the 250K-300K Captains pay much faster in Asia.

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    I , too, flew last Tuesday....POP-EWR on United.

    The flight was late leaving -- somehow the pilot's oxygen mask failed and needed a part.

    Then we get on.... I read, set up my music...log on to the WiFi...

    Big guy comes to my row--7ft big and almost as wide
    Turns out he played BasketBall w/ Michael Jordan in high school - No Carolina

    Then --- I can't find my glasses... I'm patting my pockets. looking under the seat...
    He asks if I've lost something..... Yes, my glasses...... he says - Hmmm

    2 minutes later - he asks - Are these yours?
    and takes them off his face - stretched quite a bit, I might add

    Yes there are - thank you.....say I.

    Our landing in EWR was a bit sharp... Captain hit the brakes hard trying to make up for lost time.... getting to the gate.

    My phone shoots off the seat beside me and disappears down the seats in front.
    I can't see it anywhere in front of me.. 2-3 rows.

    Stewardess Call Button
    she make s an announcement for my side of the plane to check the floor ...

    Voila.... found about 6 rows ahead.... passengers clap.

    Not my normal easy going flight -----

    But the pilot was nice !!! At least we had one !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    I , too, flew last Tuesday....POP-EWR on United.

    The flight was late leaving -- somehow the pilot's oxygen mask failed and needed a part.

    Then we get on.... I read, set up my music...log on to the WiFi...

    Big guy comes to my row--7ft big and almost as wide
    Turns out he played BasketBall w/ Michael Jordan in high school - No Carolina

    Then --- I can't find my glasses... I'm patting my pockets. looking under the seat...
    He asks if I've lost something..... Yes, my glasses...... he says - Hmmm

    2 minutes later - he asks - Are these yours?
    and takes them off his face - stretched quite a bit, I might add

    Yes there are - thank you.....say I.

    Our landing in EWR was a bit sharp... Captain hit the brakes hard trying to make up for lost time.... getting to the gate.

    My phone shoots off the seat beside me and disappears down the seats in front.
    I can't see it anywhere in front of me.. 2-3 rows.

    Stewardess Call Button
    she make s an announcement for my side of the plane to check the floor ...

    Voila.... found about 6 rows ahead.... passengers clap.

    Not my normal easy going flight -----

    But the pilot was nice !!! At least we had one !!
    I have your wallet when you need it. I was sitting behind you.

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    hahaha

    careful of the moths !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleMackey View Post
    ...I think the military is producing less pilots also, not sure, and ex military was historically where airlines always got a lot of pilots....
    There are less ex-military pilots because many drones are in combat missions these days. Drones are remotely controlled, reducing the need for traditional military pilots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcdmps View Post
    There are less ex-military pilots because many drones are in combat missions these days. Drones are remotely controlled, reducing the need for traditional military pilots.
    http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/...e-Threats.aspx

    The Air Force is short thousands of pilots and has turned to 19th Air Force to increase its throughput, but at the same time the Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy calls for preparing to meet great power competition. This strategy requires the Air Force to train pilots who can face near-peer threats, and have more capability to make decisions on their own, 19th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bienamor View Post
    http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/...e-Threats.aspx

    The Air Force is short thousands of pilots and has turned to 19th Air Force to increase its throughput, but at the same time the Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy calls for preparing to meet great power competition. This strategy requires the Air Force to train pilots who can face near-peer threats, and have more capability to make decisions on their own, 19th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty said.
    The overall trend is toward automation (self-flying planes, self-driving cars, etc.). Maybe people are reluctant to get into a dying occupation. Who wants to be a pilot if planes will be automated and become drones?! Times are changing.

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