The Pilot ShortageThe Pilot ShortageJames PressleyAugust 20, 2019RSCH 202Research Question: What is causing the pilot shortage and how is itaffecting aviation as a whole, including the military, the airlines, andgeneral aviation?
The Pilot ShortageIntroductionSince Wilbur and Orville Wright first took flight on December 17, 1903, aviation has continuously evolved at an incredible rate. We have seen flights exceeding the speed of sound toflights putting a man on the moon. September 11, 2001 changed modern day aviation by seeing a decline in flights and furlough of pilots in the airlines. In today’s time, we have one of the greatest pilot shortages seen in the modern era. It spans across all branches of the military, the regional and mainline airlines, and even general aviation. Unfortunately, it takes years to develop a capable pilot and this shortage may be getting worse before it makes an attempt to get better.Literature ReviewThere is no shortage of data and literature discussing the pilot and aviator shortage. There are many different reasons supported and I don’t think just one reason can be to blame. It also appears different factors affecting different agencies. The military aviator shortage has different causes than the airlines. On February 12, 2009, Colgan Air Flight 3407, operating as Continental Connection, crashed into a house on approach to Buffalo Niagara Airport, killing all 49 passengers and crew as well as one person on the ground[ CITATION Rob17 \l 1033 ]. This crash led to the creation
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