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Going Direct: COVID-19 And Aviation: It Will Get Much Worse Before It Gets Better

Aerial view of Chicago Midway Airport
Aerial view of Chicago Midway Airport. Photo by Thomas Barrat/Shutterstock

How soon will aviation be back to normal in the face of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic? The signs are not good for a speedy recovery, though there are some pilots who are optimistic beyond all reason, like coronavirus is a passing fad. 

Yesterday someone left a comment on a Facebook post about just that, the timetable for things getting back to normal in the aviation world after the coronavirus pandemic. He said, apparently in all seriousness, that things would be just fine in two or three weeks. Instead of telling him exactly why this view was nonsense, I just wrote that I’d check back in with him around then to see how his prediction is holding up.

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