Skip to comments.No more white cadets at South African Airways
Posted on 08/20/2012 2:00:38 AM PDT by bjorn14
Cadet pilot training course applications from white men are no longer being accepted by South African Airways (SAA), it was reported on Friday.
SAA spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba told Beeld that the cadet programme was being advertised online as an initiative to bring pilot demographics in line with the country's broader demographics.
"Only 15% of SAA's pilots are currently black, and this includes Indians and coloureds. The rest are white, and 91% of them are men."
Ledwaba said the airline would appoint male, white pilots when there were vacant posts for which applicants of other races could not be found.
Beeld had asked why white applicants were being rejected across the board.
An irate father had called the newspaper to complain that his son, who had a commercial pilot's licence and met the educational and physical criteria, had been rejected on the grounds of race.
By filling out several dummy applications, Beeld established that the online form had been programmed to reject any white applicants.
This should turn out well. /s
Sometimes aggravating .. sometimes deadly.
What sort of a moron would fly with an airline whose main criteria for pilot selection is race or gender?
Anyone who is aware of this and still buys a ticket ought to be arrested and confined as a danger to himself.
Unqualified (besides by skin color) pilots? Yea, this will end well. If you consider burning corpses on the ground to be “well.”
South Africa is going to hell in a handbasket.
SA: the new Rhodesia on the way to Zimbabwe as fast as they can go. Wonder if they have a name for the new country picked out yet? Wonder if they have a plan for feeding the country after they take over farms and force the whites out? Yet, there are deluded SA whites, like Ernie Els at the British Open, who speak glowingly of Mandela and what he’s done there.
AA - because it works so well every other place it’s been tried. /s
This is another of the “self-cleansing gene pools”. Fill-up the planes w/ like-minded AA advocates. Seat belts won’t be necessary...
Wow, I’d have to put Aviation and Medicine up high on the list of occupations where I’d not like to have an affirmative action pick taking good care of me or my family. And I believe I’d have that thought regardless of my race or color.
Wow, Id have to put Aviation and Medicine up high on the list of occupations where Id not like to have an affirmative action pick taking “good” care of me or my family. And I believe Id have that thought regardless of my race or color.
Sorry, I forgot to add the quotation marks around the word “good”.
We is in charge now MF.
This is Obama’s dream come true.
First, total persecution of the whites and next is total communism....with some animals being more equal than others.
We’re all darkies now.
How about president?
Indeed. If I were white in SA today, I'd be making plans to get out ASAP.
We just a 'Nother N*gg*r Nation Now!
“What sort of a moron would fly with an airline whose main criteria for pilot selection is race or gender?
Anyone who is aware of this and still buys a ticket ought to be arrested and confined as a danger to himself.”
Now don’t go getting all State Control on us! ;-)
Darwin Awards should take care of the problem.
On a sadder note, now we live in a country where race, gender and sexual deviation are being added to the criteria for selection of those who would defend that country.
Going? The hand basket burned up a few years ago...
Africa wins again!
no civil rights for whites??
First there was suicide by cop. Now there is suicide by airline. Diversity requirements definitely expands the options for the suicidal amongst us.
I will NOT be riding on any SAA aircraft.
Yep...AWA will not be denied
“bring pilot demographics in line with the country’s broader demographics”
That will build passenger confidence.
This is what happens when you “celebrate diversity” rather than celebrate excellence and competence.
...do not ever get on a South African Airways airplane for any reason.
“Freeeeeeee Nelson Mandela.........Freeeeeee Nelson Mandela.”
I ain’t gonna play Sun City.
To be consistent, they should also stop flying planes designed and built by white men.
Affirmative Action pilots. What could go wrong?
Well, well, well. Lets just see how long this idiot move lasts.
Betting it will change in the middle of the night sometime in the near future, with no fanfare whatsoever.
In the mean time, just get out of the way of those big things with zoom zooms on their wings when they start falling out of the sky.
I do not care what color my pilot is. I want the best pilot up front flying me. Affirmative action on pilot selection can discriminate against the superior pilot.