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Pilots were once in short supply. Now they’re losing their jobs.

Joshua Weinstein, a pilot trainee for ExpressJet, which operates regional flights for United Airlines, at his home in Mendham, N.J., June 20, 2020. Before the pandemic, airlines worried about not being able to replace retiring baby boomers, but now eager recruits like Weinstein expect to bear the brunt of layoffs. (Karsten Moran/The New York Times)

Joshua Weinstein always wanted to be an airline pilot, but the industry was in crisis when he started college in 2002, so he became a middle school teacher instead. He loved that job, but after a decade of flying in his free time at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars, Weinstein began hearing...

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