Pilots

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Mesa Airlines to Furlough 53 Pilots

Mesa is the latest airline to trim its pilot workforce, citing "a significant and unexpected reduction in pilot attrition levels" among the reasons for 53 furloughs. The move comes despite the carrier's recent positive quarter, which saw $6.3 million in…

Which U.S. Airlines Are Hiring Pilots?

Airlines across the United States hired record numbers of pilots throughout 2022 and 2023. However, many carriers have slowed or paused hiring in 2024. Carriers have cited a variety of reasons for their reduced hiring plans, ranging from changing business…

Which U.S. Airlines Are Offering Sign-On Bonuses to New Pilots?

In the early months of 2024, many airlines in the United States have made headlines for their decisions to slow or pause pilot hiring. Large carriers like American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have halted their new hire pilot classes amid…

American Latest to Halt Pilot Hiring

American says it plans to cease pilot hiring for the remainder of 2024. In a memo to conditionally-hired pilots on Thursday, the airline said all new hire classes would be paused through the end of the year as it evaluates…

Private to Professional Pilot: The Value of Volunteering

Aviation is defined by communities. It is impossible to become a pilot, spotter, or enthusiast without finding some sort of community. Whether it be an EAA chapter, a spotting group, a flying club, or even just an online thread, it…