Pilots — they’re yet another example of how labor shortages are choking our economy, and the problem doesn’t honor international boundaries. In Regina, one local flying club is taking the national issue up at a local level. They’re investing in their club with tools like flight simulators and expanding training scholarship opportunities to get new pilots experience and draw people into the industry.
Why does this matter in Minot? Perhaps you’d like to see more flights out of the Minot International Airport? If that’s the case, national airlines need to have pilots before they take chances on small markets like ours. In other words, if we want lower fares from Minot, perhaps we need to look at root causes and see if there’s a way to help the airlines solve their labor shortage.