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|Pilots Brain Drain Hits Africa – IATA by pheelbert: 9:14am On May 18|
The International Air Transport Association, IATA, has stated that with the operationalization of the 1500-hour flight rule, there is a brain drain in Africa concerning qualified pilots.
IATA Director General, WIllie Warsh, disclosed this recently during the “Focus Africa” virtual launch.
He explained that while Africa suffered the mass exodus of Pilots, the United States of America and Canada enjoyed brain gain.
Walsh pointed out that the 1500-hour rule has created a situation where highly qualified individuals leave their home region or country for better career prospects in the USA over time.
“The 1500-hour rule has caused a shortage of qualified pilots in the USA, not Europe. It makes the country attractive. In Africa, it leads to a situation whereby talents leave the continent to other countries,” he said.
The 1500-hour rule means the number of flying hours required to become a qualified commercial Pilot in the USA and Canada.
Meanwhile, the rest of the world only needs 250 hours to qualify as a Commercial Pilot.
|Re: Pilots Brain Drain Hits Africa – IATA by pheelbert: 9:15am On May 18|
|Re: Pilots Brain Drain Hits Africa – IATA by taylor88(m): 9:16am On May 18|
|Re: Pilots Brain Drain Hits Africa – IATA by greenermodels: 10:03am On May 18|
Soon, even carpenters,plumbers and electricians would become scarce in Nigeria leaving us behind with only unskilled people and illiterates.
|Re: Pilots Brain Drain Hits Africa – IATA by uncleteeh(m): 10:25am On May 18|
Shebi our politicians refused to be sensible.
Sense go decend upon them soon.
|Re: Pilots Brain Drain Hits Africa – IATA by greenermodels: 11:45am On May 18|
uncleteeh:but las las, na the common man go suffer am meanwhile let's continue voting along tribe and religion.
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