US Senator Lindsey Graham said Monday that he is proposing legislation that would raise the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots from 65 to 67.
Graham's proposal would require pilots over the age of 65 to maintain a first-class medical certification, which must be renewed every six months as part of the protocol.
The proposal comes as many regional airlines have said they face a significant pilot shortage.
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If this proposal is effective or not, only time will tell, although it will surely create discontent in those who are already planning their retirement.
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