Effects Caused by Pilot Shortage
Recently, airlines are experiencing a huge problem in finding enough number of pilots. Many students drop out of aviation schools due to reasons such as having the fear that they will stay jobless after all the years of training and this fear is mainly generated by those who teach them.
Pilots usually do a very hectic task but their pay does not conform to what they do and therefore end up getting discouraged as no one can stand doing lots of work while getting nothing out of it. There has been a very minimal industrial growth in the airline industry which imposes a very big threat to the motivation of their workers since many of them are encouraged when they experience growth and therefore due to lack of motivation, the workers end up leaving the job.
There has been a recent case of forcing pilots to retire at a certain age which was not the case during early times and this makes many people lose interest in being pilots. The number of students in schools pursuing a course concerning piloting is very minimal according to statistics and this becomes a threat to the availability of pilots.
Reduction of regional airline flying schedule has contributed greatly to pilot shortage as it has reduced the job market and as people see the job market reduced, they find out other best options.
Also, training schools are overcharging their students while they undertake the course and those who do not afford to opt to find other courses as piloting is not the only course available. There’s a way that aircraft users are really suffering due to lack of pilots.
First, they are being highly charged even when travel just over a short distance. Departure times of users are greatly affected as many delays are experienced since the number of pilots available to drive them is very low. Pilot shortage causes the number of instructors available in airlines.
Those students pursuing a course in pilots are proud about the condition right now as they are sure that they will easily secure jobs once they are done with school. For solutions to be found concerning this problem, a number of factors need to be considered. There has to be a match between the number of pilots needed and those available for hire.
Initial problems should be solved to ensure that does not become a concern in future. Various organizations should stand out and support those training but are unable to pay their fees. Training schools should also introduce an initiative on finding out how to reduce their tuition fees to make it at least favorable for their students and even encourage many more to join.