AMC ALREADY HAS 102 openings. You can’t count current employees whose base will close down in 18 months as people to fill those slots. On top of it, just because a pilot’s base closes it doesn’t necessarily mean they will willingly transfer to BFmiddle of nowhere.
The truth is that it’s a slippery slope. 102 openings now, more will come, some will get filled, other bases will close and pilots will not transfer.
Its only going to get worse.
Even over on the happier VR forum, people respond to the “I want to become a pilot” with warnings about getting into the profession