Look back to the start of 2020 and you will find many articles written about the looming pilot shortage. A study by Boeing in 2019 found 800,000 new pilots would be needed over the next 20 years. This equaled around 900 pilots leaving flight school every week for the foreseeable future. All indications for future pilots were that this was a fantastic time to start your career. You would have been likely to find a job soon after leaving flight school. Having often taken a loan upwards of £100,000, the chance of a job at the end was critical in most aspiring pilot’s decisions. In March this year, the true impact of Covid-19 hit. With thousands of commercial pilots on the ground and airlines struggling, aspiring aviators have some tough decisions to make.