Hiring climate in 5 years

Hello, I am currently a senior in high school and I am 16 years old. This puts me 5 years away from being 21 and being eligible for the r-atp which I need to be an airline pilot. My question is, will the regional airlines be hiring just as much as they are now in 5 years? I realize this is an entirely unpredictable question but I’d love to know what you guys think.



All indications are that the current environment will continue for some time but this is aviation. This industry is easily effected by many factors, the economy, terrorism, the price of oil etc. and things can literally change overnight. Short answers are yes, no and maybe?



While all signs point to continued pilot hiring, there are certainly no guarantees of such.