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Mitigating our Shortage of Flight Crews

In the heart of the summer season, I always receive calls from operators looking for experienced drivers, but this year has been particularly bad. At a time when most operators are carrying leased aircraft to meet the rising demand in July, some of them are sitting on the ground because operators can’t find enough crews. I often receive calls from ex-military pilots or semi-retired pilots looking for a short gig during the high season. If you have a demand for pilots, or if you are an experienced pilot or even a pilot with 500 to 1000 hours, send your resume to fred.jones@h-a-c.ca, and we will do what we can to try to connect employers-with-pilots. If you are a member-operator, looking for pilots, please send me an email. Depending on the levels of response, we may even give consideration to a more sophisticated on-line solution to putting operators and flight crews, together.