The perfect storm for a pilot shortage: Part III
from By Mark Huber
The declining number of retired military pilots entering civil aviation, coupled with the potentially-crippling proposed limits on the use of Veterans Administration educational benefits for civil flight training, promises to place more pressure than ever on civilian-track students to fill an emerging pilot shortage, including for helicopter EMS. But given the high cost of helicopter training and a lack of affordable student loans to finance it, will enough people choose helicopter flying as a career?
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