Aviation camp a lifeline to airline industry

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated retirements, exacerbating concerns about a looming pilot shortage as more baby boomers leave the cockpit.

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National News

July 19, 2022 - 3:00 PM

Delta Air Lines pilot Kyle Greene is on the front lines of the airline industry, as carriers struggle to get enough pilots trained and in the cockpit to operate thousands of flights a day amid a travel rebound.

Greene also sees an even bigger challenge looming on the horizon: How will the industry find enough new pilots to operate even more flights in the years to come?

“At the current rate, there’s not enough pilots,” Greene said.

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