Dreams grounded: Cadet pilots face uncertain future as coronavirus turns shortage to surplus

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SYDNEY/MONTREAL/SEOUL (Reuters) – Mark, 34, quit his job as a town planner in London last year to start flight-training school, buoyed by a conditional offer of employment with budget carrier easyJet (EZJ.L) at a time when the airline industry was desperately short of pilots.

FILE PHOTO: Delta Airlines planes are loaded and unloaded as travel has cutback amid concerns of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The coronavirus pandemic has changed all that, with carriers furloughing pilots by the thousands and airlines including

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