Raised Retirement Age Will Keep Pilots in the Air

It looks like the FAA will soon be raising the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots from 60 to 65, extending the life of a pilot’s career for the first time in 50 years.

Recent changes to the international regulations took place in November, allowing foreign pilots up to 65 years old to fly into the United States as long as their co-pilots are no older than 59.

The US Congress is now considering legislation that would allow pilots between ages 60 and 65 in the cockpit if their co-pilots are younger than 60.

Read more details in the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Aging pilots seek to retire FAA ceiling, keep flying and MSNBC’s FAA considers raising pilots’ retirement age.