Sir - I am amazed that it is almost impossible to become a trainee pilot with so many major UK airlines.

I have written countless letters seeking information on becoming a pilot, but each reply, instead of giving me encouragement, has left me downhearted and shaken about pursuing a career as a commercial pilot. I have received such quotes as "good luck with the difficult task of breaking into the industry".

I realise that the training of a pilot is a hard and sometimes expensive task, but I am 16 years old, and feel that the future lies with the young people of today. I hope that a few people will now think about their recruitment structure.

Christopher Stone

West Drayton, Middlesex, UK


Source: Flight International