Depends On Who You Ask, But Some People Are Betting On India
China gets a lot of the press, with Chinese airlines regularly poaching top US aviation talent to overhaul an industry that is facing an epic personnel shortage. But just as likely to be a source for sustained international opportunities for US pilots is India.
India has attracted the attention of both business and the US government to help develop infrastructure, build new airports and undertake regulatory modernization.
Basically, the growing middle class in India is being serviced by new air carriers and that has led to a dramatic rise in travel rates across the region. Additionally, the Indian government recognizes the need for expansion in order to meet the needs of business development.
Just like in China, this means that there will be burgeoning opportunities for US pilots to go and meet the shortfall for qualified pilots. And similarly to China, this could mean a big boost in pay and a reduction in the time required to advance in your career.
Granted, making an international move, and one that’s admittedly quite a drastic shift in cultural norms from our own, is not for everyone. But especially for single pilots, this could be an opportunity that affirms why you got into flying in the first place.
Making the decision to become a pilot is one of the most dramatic decisions you can possibly make. You’re not just choosing a job, you’re choosing a pathway for life. And pilots often naturally embrace adventure.
If you leave yourself open to adventure, you may have the opportunity to make profound discoveries. Learn what’s waiting for you in your future career as a pilot with access to incredible international opportunities, by calling Upper Limit Aviation at 1-855-HELIEDU.