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  • 14-06-2022 4:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,404 ✭✭✭

    So with what seems to be a well known issue of pilot shortages and myself thinking of becoming a pilot ab initio I saw this program in partnership with Ryanair, anyone have general of specific thoughts on it?

    It seems crazy that you have to pay 86K for this and sustain yourself through the 2 years of training so you are talking about funding the bones of 130K to become a pilot.

    In partnership with Ryanair sounds good as it is highly likely getting a job with them straight away.

    Does anyone think we see any Irish based fully funded cadetships in the near future? The industry is surely going to have to do something to get new pilots?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭IngazZagni

    The pilot shortage talk is a myth created by the flight schools and the airlines. The proof is in the pudding. If they were short would they really charge this type of money for training? Or would the rock bottom wages offered to new pilots suggest this?

    They want to present this facade to encourage more to become pilots and keep supply up. A constant supply will contine to surpress wages which is good for the airlines bottom line.

    There is a regional shortage in the USA due to their strict requirements for commercial pilots to obtain 1,500 hours first. There is no such rule in Europe and therefore there is no supply issue right now.