Pilot shortage concerns travelers

The shortage is likely to have a bigger impact on smaller airports.

Posted: Thu Jul 12 16:15:55 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Jul 12 16:15:55 PDT 2018

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pilot shortage happening. avaiation systems are forecasting that by 20-21 regional airports will be in need of five thousand pilots. kimt news three's jeremiah wilcox is live at the rochester international airport with more...jeremiah? pilot shortage-lintro-3 raquel-i'm in front of the rochester airport where i spoke to the director. he tells me that the pilot shortage is affecting all airports and the one's that are the most affected are the small regional ones like r-s-t. pilot shortage-mpkg-1 lowerthird2line:pilot shortage to hit smaller communities rochester, mn those flying to smaller cities may run into some trouble in the future. the airplane manufacturing company- boeing reports that in the next 20- years-when current pilots retire more than 100- thousand pilots will be needed to fill those postitions. executive director of rochester international airport-john reed tells me he's already seen the impact of the pilot shortage. he says 15 to 20 smaller airports have shut down their runways. and that's not sitting well with michele misisak who travels often. lowerthird2line:michele misiak rochester, mn it's not that i don't love international airports but the regionals are small their convenient their easy to get in and out of and if i dont have that as an option. it does make my week much harder because i have to get to where i need to go. pilot shortage-ltag-2 now reed says rochester international airport is seeing a 50- percent increase in employement overall but one thing they're wanting to do is fly further to places like denver and dallas. i'll have more on how this pilot shortage is affecting rochester coming up in the six p-m newcast. reporting live in rochester jeremiah wilcox kimt news 3. thank you jeremiah. reed says the mandatory retirment age of 65 and low recruitment are the major factors in the pilot shortage. on tuseday
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