Experts feel that there has never been a better time to get your pilots licence. The demand for new pilots is expected to rise dramatically between 2015 and 2035. This is further to some huge rises in new aircraft entering the global fleet.
Boeing has predicted that aviation will need around 790,000 new pilots by 2037. This amount of pilots will help meet growing demand. 96,000 of these new pilots will be needed for the support of the business aviation sector.
Meanwhile, Airbus recently predicted that 450,000 pilots will be needed to meet demand by 2035. Even with this more conservative figure from Airbus, the gap between supply and demand is vast. If you are considering a career as a pilot, your time could be now.
Some people say that aircraft pretty much fly themselves and that there is no need for a pilot. While this statement is true in some parts, the pilot is still essential to the flying of the plane. A pilot is needed for the taking off and the landing of the plane. When the plane is in the sky, the plane can pretty much fly itself – unless something goes wrong.
Things don’t always go according to plan and this is why pilots are needed. A pilot has the capacity to handle the large aircraft. They will also be able to make the decision for the best interest of everyone on board the plane. For example if the plane has an issue, if weather conditions are poor or a passenger falls ill on the place. These are all things that only a pilot will be able to deal with.
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