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From The Desk of The Editor Employers Feel the Pinch


“A pilot shortage is coming.” How many times have you  when it comes to pilots in the mid-experience range of 2,500 – 4,000 hours.


In addition to running the day-to-day operations of Rotorcraft Pro, I provide recruiting services for various parts of the helicopter industry. Recently, I was asked to help a television station hire an electronic news                      “easy ask,” and I would have had 70 applicants and          were only about 35 applicants and maybe a half-dozen 


Industry on Notice


                  main point of the study gets right to the point:


“Unless there are some fundamental changes in policy,                       and mechanics. This lack of human capital could very easily have wider negative consequences on the worldwide transportation industry and global economy.”


         the “shrinking military” trend has reversed and less helicopter pilots are leaving service for the civilian         are taking hundreds of helicopter pilots per year out of            pilot pool for talent.


2 Mar/Apr 2018 Show Me the Money


                          Because we asked hundreds of pilots in the development of this issue’s   learn more about pilot salaries by sector, ratings, and experience, check out the feature that begins on page 40.


Lyn Burks, Editor-In-Chief


Publisher Brig Bearden


brig@rotorcraftpro.com Editor-In-Chief Lyn Burks


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