When I first soloed in 1979, there were more pilots than jobs. Pilots who had served in the Vietnam War were in demand, but even they found that the job market was tough. Today, the pilot shortage that my generation dreamed of 40 years ago is finally here. While many business aviation flight departments and charter operations complain about losing young pilots to the airlines, there is another new, complementary phenomenon underway: Airline pilots, forced to retire at 65, are looking ...

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