With the global pilot shortage regularly making headlines, having pilots able to urgently provide short-term services makes sense at face value. But the increase in on-demand aircrew service providers and agencies looks set to be tested by aviation regulators.
Anticipating the global pilot shortage, Virgin Australia launched its own pilot cadetship program in 2012. One cadet guides us through his story.
To celebrate Father’s Day we’ve republished this feature article on a Jetstar father and son which first appeared in the January-February 2014 issue of Australian Aviation.
Australia’s Matt Hall has finished seventh in the Kazan round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship after clipping a pylon.
Boeing expects pilot retirements in Asia Pacific to peak within the next decade, which may help ease demand for new pilots in the fast-growing market.