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Airline CEO Blames Lawmakers For Pilot Shortage

Current regulations are turning aspiring pilots away from the industry

Mesa airlines CRJ-900 in American Eagle livery. Photo: FlightGlobal.com

Mesa Airlines CEO Jonathan Ornstein railed against the requirement that pilots have 1500 hours of experience before being able to fly commercial aircraft.

“It seems crazy that a 300-hour [first officer]…

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