Had a friend of mine just go to Ameriflight because the regionals have such a Captain shortage they won’t hire FOs. He couldn’t even get an interview despite a super solid record. Another friend got hired by Envoy a year ago and is just now starting training after three training class delays. He said they told the class they aren’t really needed and to not expect to catch any breaks. Elevated insurance is also making it tougher to get into the corporate/charter side, even as an SIC. Lot of operations that used to be 1000TT for the right seat now needing hundreds of hours ME turbine. Noticing a slowing in job postings on that side of the industry too except “need Captain with type ratings and 50000 hours.” I’m coming up on airline minimums, though I really want to do corporate. Kind of feels like I missed the last flight out of ‘Nam.