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Aviation analyst Mike Boyd says the major airlines are only just beginning to feel the pinch.

“There are restrictions, if you will, on how many pilots there are but it hasn’t really hit home yet,” Boyd said. “The real hit’s going to be in the next three to five years.”

The Boeing Pilot Outlook predicts a need for 117,000 new pilots between 2017 and 2036 in North America alone. Worldwide, the demand for new pilots will be an astounding 637,000 during the same period.

“I see the pilot shortage myself,” Wolf said. “We’re so short on instructors sometimes. Every few months the regional airlines kind of come through and sweep out all the qualified instructors.” – Fox News

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