Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research


William C. Herrick






This study was conducted to determine if a relationship exists between the availability of proficient entry-level airline pilots and the level of flight training required of new-hire pilots at regional airlines. Hiring criteria were used to represent the level of flight training of entry-level pilots. In four of six hiring criteria tested, availability of proficient entry-level pilots proved to be a factor in adherence to or relaxation of the hiring criteria by regional airlines.


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