A United 757 departs Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Opinion: United’s Pilot Recruitment Policy Is the Right Move — If Done Correctly

“Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people onboard our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color.” That is the leading line from United's announcement last week that it intends to boost the diversity of those who sit at the front of its airplanes thanks to a new training scheme, causing quite a number of headlines that have even…