Once it was ubiquitous, displayed on bumper stickers on cars parked at flight schools, as well as found on tee shirts, backpacks, and notebooks.
“Will Fly For Food” was not just a tongue-in-cheek motto for those learning to fly. It underscored a career aspiration that put them in direct competition with the thousands of retiring military pilots entering the private sector.
But no more. The Boomer Generation of pilots is retiring, and competition between airlines and business aircraft owners is hot – and expensive!
In “Will Fly For Food No More,” Northstar Group’s Craig Picken and Chris Broyhill of Citadel Consulting discuss the growing professional pilot shortage, and what trends dominate flight operation recruiting efforts.
Publisher of Business Aviation Advisor, has nearly 50 years in business aviation including executive positions at aircraft management/charter and ground services companies. He is a past director of the NATA and Corporate Angel Network.