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Old 11-20-2012, 11:10 AM   #8  
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Originally Posted by agentoen View Post
One can only but imagine the quantity of pilots required to fulfill the forthcoming seats in the aircraft. Yes, Aeroflot has its own aviation school but they are unable to produce the needed number of pilots per year (120 fresh pilot graduates is the current rate).
There is a system of flight training education in Russia. Kids can choose between 2 four-year universities and 3 two-year colleges around the country that have pilot programs. Collectively they pump out aprox 600 graduates per year.

Additionally about 50-100/year are separated from the millitary.

Obviously it is not enough, so will see what happens.
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