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Podcast: Is aviation facing a pilot shortage crisis?

written by Robyn Tongol | February 17, 2021
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As the industry starts to – haphazardly, maybe – emerge from COVID crisis, there are worries as to whether we’re going to have enough skilled professionals left when normality returns.

This week, host Phil Tarrant and guests Christian “Boo” Boucousis and Adam “Brains” Thorn talk about how a perfect storm of factors, from stand-downs to retirements and young people looking elsewhere, could damage the recovery.

Plus, the team discusses the upcoming centenary of the RAAF and why it matters, and a new ticket war between Qantas, Virgin and Rex.

Finally, the boys chat about whether the border crisis will ever end, and how the Victoria lockdown affects the industry.

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