“Airline Industry to need 200 Thousand Pilots by (insert year approximately 10-15 years ahead of date of the article.)”
Those of us in, or interested in, the aviation industry, will have seen such headlines multiple times. Generally in the aviation press, such as Flight International, or even more so in the glossy Flight Training magazines that commercial aviation training organisations litter around their public areas. Come and train with us, it’ll be worth the huge outlay, they’ll be screaming for pilots just like you the second you step out the door! is what they are trying to tell prospective students / customers / victims. Occasionally, these claims will make it out into the general arena of a normal Newspaper, drawing apocalyptic visions of airliners gathering dust with no-one to fly them.