- Former airline pilots are turning to private aviation for flying jobs as the airlines prepare to furlough thousands.
- Though the basic job of flying an aircraft is the same, the workload for a private aircraft pilot is far and beyond that of an airline pilot due to the personal nature of the business.
- Airline pilots transitioning into the private side will need to be customer-oriented and learn how to adopt more relaxed practices.
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Furloughs in the airline industry are forcing pilots to find new work in other aspects of aviation, including flying privately-owned aircraft.
Private aviation is in the midst of an expansion that’s seeing aircraft operators invest in more planes to bring in a new market of first-time private flyers who are abandoning first class thanks to the pandemic. A fleet of new planes requires more pilots to fly them and as