To ensure that it is able to license the number of pilots it has determined it needs, the board should continue to monitor its need for additional trainees to replace those who retire.
The board stated that it has developed a comprehensive process for evaluating future pilotage needs and will continue to conduct regular retirement surveys of existing pilots. The board also stated that it conducted a trainee selection examination in June 2010 and that 12 applicants qualified for the board’s trainee training program. The board contracted with two applicants to begin the training program on January 1, 2011. (See 2011-406, p. 97)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.