Seventy-six airport executives endorsed a letter asking Senate leaders to adopt a reasonable proposal put forward to help young men and women become effectively trained commercial airline pilots.
Aviation stakeholders and community leaders have come up with reasonable approaches that would simultaneously address the pilot shortage and enhance aviation safety.
"Small- and medium-sized communities are continuing to experience commercial air service reductions, in part, because carriers say that there are not enough qualified pilots to operate their flights. Numerous studies and news reports have documented the adverse impacts of the pilot shortage. Unfortunately, more and more communities in rural and less populated areas will continue to lose commercial flights unless Congress acts."
Click here to read the full letter.
Click here to learn more about Senate bill 1305.
[The purpose of this post is to educate, as opposed to advocate.]