|Author||: Committee on Education and Training for Civilian Aviation Careers|
|Publisher||: National Academies Press|
|Total Pages||: 166|
|Rating||: 4/5 (06 Downloads)|
Download or read book Taking Flight written by Committee on Education and Training for Civilian Aviation Careers and published by National Academies Press. This book was released on 1997-02-28 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The commercial aviation industry is a major part of the U.S. transportation infrastructure and a key contributor to the nation's economy. The industry is facing the effects of a reduced role by the military as a source of high-quality trained personnel, particularly pilots and mechanics. At the same time, it is facing the challenges of a changing American workforce. This book is a study of the civilian training and education programs needed to satisfy the work-force requirements of the commercial aviation industry in the year 2000 and beyond, with particular emphasis on issues related to access to aviation careers by women and minorities.