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This is insanity.... Pilots get paid $$$ and they having a shortage?!?
12 out of 15 people are incapable of getting their foot in the door. Out of the three that do, two of them will wash out in pilot school due to performance, stress, or both. The kicker is that even after you clear it all, the money a lot of airlines pay isn't in line with the amount of stress the job induces today. A 15 - 25 year pilot is absolutely coasting to retirement as far as salary goes, but the "entry" level of compensation -- while satisfactory for the majority of the general population -- isn't cutting it for those will the skills and ability to enter the field and successfully graduate.
My classmate that I still keep in contact with has a stepsibiling that has been a pilot for the last seven years and honestly, it's stressful, even for the money they make. When I read their feed, I always walk away with the sentiment that I wouldn't want to deal with it. My classmate makes more than she does and she's a CRNA. A very meticulous and specialized field that also that deserves compensation, but airline pilots have thousands of lives in their hands weekly. Less than a decade of flight experience or not, no thanks. I'd pass without a second thought on anything less than 200k. Commercial pilots make even less than airline.
It's just not worth the stress or financial investment for a lot of qualified candidates.