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 ALPA President Tim Canoll addresses attendees during a one-day conference in Washington DC. NASAO photo by Kim Stevens.

ALPA President Tim Canoll addresses attendees during a one-day conference in Washington DC. NASAO photo by Kim Stevens.

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) President Tim Canollasserted that the pilot shortage cited by US regional airlines is really “a pilot pay shortage” that could be alleviated by higher starting salaries and more defined career paths for flight deck crew. Canoll was one of many speakers during a one-day conference hosted by the Air Line Pilots Association in Washington D.C on Thursday to explore whether the airline pilot shortage is a fact or fiction. The conference brought together airlines, educators, professional pilots, aircraft manufacturers, regulators and others to explore ways of ensuring that the best and brightest students are not only able, but will also choose, to become airlines pilots.

Barrington Irving, founder of Experience Aviation and the Flying Classroom also participated. He is currently carrying out a new round of educational expeditions focusing on STEM education. NASAO’s Kim Stevens spoke with Irving about the possibility of working together through our state members on aviation and aerospace education initiatives.

Read more: Air Transport World


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