The Pilot Survey 2021 Report

28 January 2021

The Pilot Survey 2021 | GOOSE Recruitment

The impact of the year on aviation recruitment trends has been significant. GOOSE Recruitment and FlightGlobal have worked in partnership for a consecutive year to create a unique survey to establish how the events of 2020 have impacted the global pilot recruitment market. This report aims to highlight and establish trends in employment rates, pay, job seeking and retention, employee engagement, mental health and the future of aviation and pilots.

The data collected in this survey represent a huge cross-section of the marketplace. Many airlines may recognise the breakdown from their flightcrew. We look to uncover the changes that we have seen since our last survey and expose the good and the bad of the industry, looking at employment from a pilot’s perspective and discovering where the industry excels and where it falls short.

It covers areas such as: Which pilots are still employed and flying? Who is unemployed? Are unemployed pilots in recruitment processes? Do pilots feel valued? Is management perceived to be making the right decisions? Is the sector still as attractive as it once was? Who will be seeking a non-pilot career? Are pilots stressed? These are just a few of the questions which are so unique to the industry and ones that only pilots themselves will be able to answer.