Since 1959, Federal Aviation Administration rules have banned commercial pilots from flying once they turn 60 years old.
The Senior Pilots Coalition wants this rule overturned, saying it's not only discriminatory, it's a hurdle to solving the current U.S. airline pilot shortage.
I wasn't aware there was a pilot shortage, but that might help explain why every flight I take these days seems to be delayed.
And "pilot shortage" certainly made my ears perk up after I booked a flight on Northwest Airlines, only to hear this news.
So it's an interesting question: Should the FAA quit showing pilots the door once the biological clock strikes 60?
What do you think?