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The Short Flight From Clerk to Cockpit

JetBlue welcomes its first pilot trainees without past experience | “I’m literally blown away by the enthusiasm and raw aptitude”

What do a supermarket clerk, an airline baggage handler, and a heavy-equipment operator have in common? They’re among the first participants in JetBlue Airways’ program to turn people with little or no flight experience into pilots. The initial six recruits began the second phase of training on Oct. 3, after three weeks

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