ERIC Number: ED036734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Manpower Projections, Recruitment Needs and Training Requirements for Commercial Airline Pilots in the United States 1968-1979.
Simons, Robert Marchand
This study evaluated the reported airline pilot shortage in relation to certified air carriers; recruitment needs for qualified applicants; training requirements as recommended by air carriers, airline captains, and flight officers; and airline pilot supply and demand during 1968-79. A literature review on foreign and domestic pilot shortages was followed by a questionnaire survey of air carriers and flight personnel, and by interviews with aviation students and private flying school instructors concerning flight students and yearly output of civilian graduates. Findings included the following: (1) 46,000 airline pilots will be employed in 1979 by certified air carriers, and the yearly demand will be about 2,700; (2) the pilot shortage is over, and airlines appear to be having no difficulty in obtaining qualified graduates. Overall findings suggest a need for liaison, cooperation, and communication among air carriers, the armed forces, and commercial flight training programs through such means as standardization of ground school and flight curriculums, additional instrument and airways procedure training, a new certified airline copilot license requiring 1,200 flight hours of experience, and Federal funds for civilian flight school simulators and other equipment. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Aircraft Pilots, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Educational Needs, Experience, Flight Training, Investigations, Labor Needs, Recruitment, Schools, Selection
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 69-16,565, MF $3.60, Xerography $12.60)
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Identifiers: Australia; Great Britain; West Germany
Note: D.B.A. Thesis