Carriers recruit retired pilots back to the cockpit

02/7/2008 | Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas)

The ongoing pilot shortage is pushing carriers to recruit retired pilots who are younger than the new mandatory retirement age of 65. Southwest Airlines is among the carriers hoping to bring older pilots back into the workforce. "There are a lot of pilots who love flying, it's an absolute passion for them, and they may be interested in coming back," a Southwest spokeswoman said. "So we want to give them that opportunity."

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