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(Yahoo)   Possible pilot shortage raises safety concerns. They should have had the lasagna   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2012-07-15 08:51:32 PM  
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change1211: Loki-L: unlikely: "The cost of getting into flying is very expensive," Davis said. "When I talk to college students, if they're coming out of a four-year collegiate (aviation) program, most of them are $150,000 to $160,000 in debt. And that only gives them the qualifications to go be a flight instructor. If you're making $20,000 a year as a flight instructor you're lucky."

This will be a self-correcting problem. The airlines will find a way to make the salaries worthwhile or they'll run out of pilots and go out of business so that no one gets paid, one of the two.

This will end in either one of two possible ways:

a) The airlines will place more of their financial burden on the taxpayer. Not satisfied with getting most of their pilots trained and the aircraft manufactures subsidized by the military, having the government pay the tab for infrastructure and security and getting regular bailouts whenever the entire industry threatens to go tits-up they will demand additional moneys from the government and get them.

b) Because qualified pilots are to expensive they will simply go with unqualified one and safety be dammed. Surely there are some chines or indian pilots who will work for a fraction of the price. If that doesn't work they can always lobby the FAA or somebody to relax standards a bit.


Or c) They'll automate the crap out of everything until they have one button for up, one button for down and a single goat staked out in the cockpit. This is also already in progress. You think the airlines don't recognize 777's could be automated drones too?
2012-07-15 08:19:04 PM  
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This About That: It will just be the fig leaf to replace the pilot with automation. You'll die more often, but at least you won't annoy the staff as much.


No, I think we will all die the same number of times. Once apiece.
2012-07-15 03:54:11 PM  
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It will just be the fig leaf to replace the pilot with automation. You'll die more often, but at least you won't annoy the staff as much.
2012-07-15 03:35:17 PM  
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Drones.

If only we still killed civilians the old-fashioned way, the gentlemanly way, the old warrior way. With a guided missile fired at 35000 feet, viewed on a video heads-up display by a National Guard fighter pilot.

Oh well. There's no romance in war anymore.
2012-07-15 12:35:29 PM  
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unlikely: "The cost of getting into flying is very expensive," Davis said. "When I talk to college students, if they're coming out of a four-year collegiate (aviation) program, most of them are $150,000 to $160,000 in debt. And that only gives them the qualifications to go be a flight instructor. If you're making $20,000 a year as a flight instructor you're lucky."

This will be a self-correcting problem. The airlines will find a way to make the salaries worthwhile or they'll run out of pilots and go out of business so that no one gets paid, one of the two.


This will end in either one of two possible ways:

a) The airlines will place more of their financial burden on the taxpayer. Not satisfied with getting most of their pilots trained and the aircraft manufactures subsidized by the military, having the government pay the tab for infrastructure and security and getting regular bailouts whenever the entire industry threatens to go tits-up they will demand additional moneys from the government and get them.

b) Because qualified pilots are to expensive they will simply go with unqualified one and safety be dammed. Surely there are some chines or indian pilots who will work for a fraction of the price. If that doesn't work they can always lobby the FAA or somebody to relax standards a bit.
2012-07-15 10:49:05 AM  
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The way things are going, I'll probably never fly again. But if I do, I'd like to think that the man or woman with the responsibility for getting my sorry ass off of and back onto the ground is getting paid somewhat more than I make in my silly deadend job moving software around
2012-07-15 09:09:41 AM  
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There's always a "shortage" of pilots if you mean experienced pilots who will work for $20K a year.

Competition for any decent flying job is fierce and there are fewer left all the time.
2012-07-15 08:31:38 AM  
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