Pilot Shortage from the Outside Looking In

Pilot Shortage from the Outside Looking In

If you're in aviation or looking to get into aviation, now is a great time to do so. 

There has been a lot of hype about the pilot shortage around the industry. Some organizations and individuals say it's here and will be here for quite some time while others say the complete opposite. 

Check out this article from Boeing https://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/

Over the course of 20 years over 600,000 new pilots will be needed. That's an incredible number! And one that should both excite you and maybe fright you some. 

While fright? Well just look at any media outlet and let them be the first to tell you of cancelled flights, delays, staffing shortages, aircraft shortages, etc. The general public does not understand aviation. Aviation is critical for our infrastructure not only here in the United States but around the world, and with the demand forecasted to continue rising these issues could either worsen or improve. 

Why should this excite you? There is plenty of opportunity! Aviation is not just about being a pilot, there are many faucets of aviation that must keep the industry afloat. Mechanics, flight attendants, managers, supervisors, charter specialist, cargo, the list goes on! 

At Lively Aviation, we strive daily to bring value to the aviation industry through the products, services and content we put out. It's such an exciting time to be in aviation. If you need help to decide what path you think you want to take, please reach out via email (info@livelyaviation.com) or through one of our social media channels. 

As always, blue skies and safe flying my friends! 

-Jeff Lively Jr 

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