28 Jul 2015

No work for government-trained Solomons pilots

7:31 am on 28 July 2015

Solomon Islanders, who have been undergoing pilot training in Fiji, are struggling to find work once they return home.

Solomon Airlines

Despite government sponsorship, some pilots cannot find work and have lost their licences. Photo: Supplied

The government has sponsored 22 Solomon Islanders to undergo pilot training in Fiji but local reports say it's not paying the expenses of those not due to complete their courses until the end of the year.

This comes after five pilots have completed the course, but three, who had gained their commercial pilots' licences and multi-engine ratings, have now lost them because they could not find flying jobs.