Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing,” Winston Churchill is said to have remarked before adding mischievously, “Once all other possibilities have been exhausted.” Sometime in the not-too-distant future, the US aviation community is going to have to do the right thing when it comes to fixing the process by which airline pilots are hired, trained and compensated. Because as Senior Editor Aaron Karp makes clear in our cover story beginning on p. 22, the ...

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