If you've been following aviation in the press anywhere in the world the past few years, you know the shortage of commercial pilots is at perhaps its highest level in many, many years right now. That's no secret. And orders for new aircraft worldwide have been booming, which makes the pilot shortage problem even more severe. This creates an exceptional opportunity for someone who wants to fly as a career.
A number of the big aircraft orders have come from low-fare airines, especially in Asia and the Middle East, such as IndiGo, AirAsia, Air Arabia, Tiger Airways and Lion Air. It is expected that more than 1,000 new pilots will be required per year in Southeast Asia alone over the next 20 years.
While there may be enough people who wish to be pilots, the major problem is training them -- finding sufficient training schools in that region to get all the want-to-be student pilots trained. Such training centers simply do not exist in sufficient numbers in Asia -- nor in Africa. And then there is the cost -- it is expensive, not just in Asia, but in Europe and South America.
The answer is training centers in other regions, such as Phoenix East Aviation, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Phoenix East has been in business since 1972 doing one thing only, and doing it exceptionally well -- training young pilots for aviation careers. Phoenix East focuses on the international student, knowing that a strong diversity in their student pilot population brings an additional, positive element to the training experience, especially for the student who wishes to someday fly internationally. Over half of Phoenix East's student pilots are from countries outside North America. But in contract to some schools, which seem to specialize in students from only one country, Phoenix East has students from countries in Asia, Africa and Europe, as well as North and South America. That's one of the things that makes the training experience at Phoenix East especially rich and rewarding.
Want to know more? contact www.pea.com or call 1-386-258-0703 worldwide and ask to talk to an Admissions Officer. You may find out there is a training aircraft waiting for you at Phoenix East Aviation, followed by an excellent career as a pilot -- contact Phoenix East now for details.