Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire announced last week that it was closing its pilot training program. This is sad news for all in aviation, particularly students, faculty and alum of DWC. But it also sends an important signal - again - that the pilot education system and the pilot job future are out of whack.
Unfortunately, I saw this coming a long time ago… Over $100K in education and less than $20K in income… Would-be pilots are catching on to this and are deciding to go elsewhere with their lives.
If ERAU shuts down, then I might see about buying a Dash 8 for about 20 bucks (cuz that’s how much it’ll be worth with nobody flying it) and put it on display in my back yard.