Pilot Shortage Brings New Students To Local Aviation Schools


An aging population and new regulations in the aviation industry are prompting a commercial pilot shortage. Regulations require commercial pilots to have at least 1500 hours of flight training. To earn those hours, they are remaining at the regional level for longer periods of time, said Brad Broersma, manager of Ocala Aviation.


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  2. There are a few glaring errors in the article and video, I would suggest they be corrected if you’re serious about journalism. Pilots are required to have 250 hours to get a commercial pilot certificate not 1500. 1500/1250/1000/750 hours are required for an Airline transport pilot certificate. The hour level is based on the level of college degree or lack thereof paired with the flight training. military pilots need the fewest hours. I’m shocked that the manager of a flight school would claim that pilots would have to stay at a regional airline to get to 1500 hours!!! The truth is that you have to meet the aforementioned requirements FIRST in order to be legally allowed to work for a part 121 regional carrier.

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