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Video: Running out of pilots

This week’s video reports on the declining number of pilots in the world and why it’s happening.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What does a person need to become a pilot for a commercial airline?
  2. How do pilots accumulate the hours needed to work for a commercial airline?
  3. How is the common financial situation for new commercial pilots?
  4. If a pilot ‘flies’ for seventeen hours per week, what other things form a part of his / her routine?
  5. Why do more senior pilots want to fly international flights?
  6. What indicator of a pilot shortage has been seen in Dubai?
  7. What has been the effect of the pilot shortage on large American carriers?
  8. What has been the effect on the regional airlines?
  9. What controversial suggestion to help the situation has drawn criticism?
  10. How could the industry help the decline in pilot numbers?

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Why the World is Running Out of Pilots

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