Hmmmmm....how about higher pay?
I would start by raising the mandatory retirement age from 55 or 60? to 65.
A big city bus driver will earn more then a young pilot.
And not so young with smaller lines.
I checked about a flight instructor job yesterday. This one recurrent training outfit starts its part-time instructors at $8.50/hour, jumping to a whopping $12.50/hour after being fully trained. No guaranteed minimum on hours worked. No full-time jobs are open.
Pilot jobs have long been notoriously low-paying until one reaches the top echelons of the majors’ union pay scale.