Hollywood Flight Training, a flight school in South Florida is getting ready for the worst pilot shortage in the history of aviation.
January 28, 2013 (Newswire) - The U.S government is about to pass a bill that will increase the amount of flight hours and experience pilots should have in order to be able to work for any airline. A typical commercial pilot, when graduates an aviation program has only 250 hours of flight time; the airlines will now require at least 1500 hours of flight time. "Pilots will have to start building flight time hours-by flight instructing, renting airplanes or even buying a small planes" says Ami Hendel, one the owners of Hollywood Flight Training in Pembroke Pines, Florida. "We see the demand that is about to increase, and developed special programs to allow our students with a new Commercial Pilot Certificate to continue building their flight time hours, working as flight instructors and flying small airplanes cost to cost". Hendel also mentions that several of his students are already flying for airlines all over the world and the U.S. "Our students, by the time they graduate, not only have the knowledge but also the skills and experience and will be able to get hired with all of the regional airlines in the United States when the big pilot shortage starts" says Hendel.
This Pilot shortage will happen due to a wave of retirements from all airlines and the new laws that will regulate the amount of experience pilots must have in order to be able to get hired with the airlines. Delta Airlines alone, according to pilotcentral.com, will lose over 900 pilots by the end of 2014. Same goes for Us Airways and other major U.S airlines. Finding qualified pilots is a global challenge.
A 2012 report from airplane maker Boeing estimated a need for 460,000 new commercial pilots over the next two decades. The report found "a pilot shortage has already arisen in many regions of the world," particularly in Asia, where the gap was causing delays and other flight interruptions. The Asia-Pacific region will need 185,600 new pilots, the most of any region, the report calculated. North America will need 69,000. To get to the Commercial Pilot level, an average pilot would spend anywhere from $30,000 to $90,000 and with the way the economy today, not too many people can afford such training. Hollywood Flight Training, is offering financing for any kind of flight training, and also has a special "pay as you go" program. "We help our students achieve their goals and dreams" says Hendel. "We do not charge any hidden fees; we work with the individual's needs and abilities".
Hollywood Flight Training is watching the industry and the latest developments and working to be able to provide young aspiring aviation students with all of the tools they will need to be able to get jobs with airlines in the U.S and all over the world. Ami Hendel and Thomas Newton founded the Hollywood Flight Training (HFT) with a mission to impart their passion for aviation to others. They have trained students from all over the world for over 10 years and have more than 8000 hours of flight time combined. Several of their students are currently flying at major airlines. Flight training when conducted properly is both safe and fun. Their safety record is impeccable with no student injuries. Hollywood flight Training instructors are FAA certified. In addition to their required flight credentials, Ami Hendel has been provisionally qualified to serve as an FAA designated pilot examiner. Their passing rate is excellent in the industry. Tom Newton has taught at some of the top flight schools in the country including Delta Connection Academy. Tom posses strong skills in flight instruction, coupled with prior airline experience, has given him an extensive knowledge of professional standardization training and safety. Hollywood Flight Training's location is best suited for smaller general aviation aircraft and training operations versus the larger airports. The fleet is currently comprised of C-172 November, Romeo and Sierra models plus a Duchess and a Seneca for multi engine and commercial training. For more information, please visit Hollywood Flight Training website at http://www.HLflight.com[/url]