Nothing is too low for pilots as they clamour for jobs

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Nothing is too low for pilots as they clamour for jobs

The Covid-caused crisis is making many reconsider their future in the industry

Angus Whitley

When UK-based Goose Recruitment kicked off a recent campaign to find 30 Boeing 737 cargo pilots for a client in Europe, 400 resumes poured in within 48 hours. Most of the applicants used to fly commercial passenger jets.

“Pre-Covid, most airline pilots would look down their noses at flying cargo,” Goose’s CEO Mark Charman said. “Now they’re like: ‘Pick me!’”

This clamour for work is being reflected around the world, as desperate pilots who’ve been grounded by the pandemic for more than a year mob recruiters for the few new flying jobs on the market in a last-ditch effort to save their aviation careers...

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