posted on 11/12/2012 8:46:49 AM PST
Construction worker shortage.
Americans who won’t do skilled jobs at ten dollars an hour shortage.
posted on 11/12/2012 8:49:26 AM PST
Is experience with takeoffs and landings required or only level flight? sarc/
posted on 11/12/2012 8:50:06 AM PST
Wait until we all face a shortage of DOCTORS. Because that day IS coming.
Hmmmmm....how about higher pay?
"Federal mandates taking effect next summer will require all newly hired pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of prior flight experiencesix times the current minimum"
I must be missing something here. I left the AF (pilot) in '84. Back then, you had to have an Air Transport Pilot (ATP) rating to even apply to the airlines....and the minimum hours required to get an ATP was 1800 hrs.
Their numbers make no sense to me.
posted on 11/12/2012 8:51:09 AM PST
(I am Andrew Breitbart!)
Gen-Av is one of the feeder stocks, it is dying. The alphabet soup aviation organizations haven't figured out hoe to kids away from the video games or vets into the cockpit at pilot in command. with old 172's w/ instructor running @ $140 hr plus and fuel through the moon, how in G-d's name does someone do it today, unless they do the college route and got their private during their high school years, through really hard work.
Not going to get better in this Obama-Economy...
posted on 11/12/2012 8:54:16 AM PST
(( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
Federal mandates taking effect
Yup, I see the problem.
Government will solve this. $700 tax per flight. Keeps the peasants off the flights, less carbon pumped in the air and no more shortage of pilots.
(/sarcastic arse mode off)
posted on 11/12/2012 9:07:05 AM PST
(Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
They’ve cut pilot’s wages continuously for 10 years and there’s STILL a shortage. Who can figure?
posted on 11/12/2012 9:18:21 AM PST
South African Airways recruits promising pilot candidates and sponsors their schooling at a training academy. Upon successful completion the newly minted pilots begin on regional feeder routes and as they gain experience and seniority move on to larger aircraft. This seems to work, or it has until recently when discrimination charges were leveled ... seems white recruits were being denied slots, they were going to blacks candidates with much lower qualifications.
posted on 11/12/2012 9:40:33 AM PST
Thanks for posting this. My son in law was a private avation pilot for about six years. He is now an avation safety instructor. He has been waiting for Southwest to start hiring younger pilots. SW usually tries to get very experienced pilots with a lot of flying hours.
posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:09 AM PST
(0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
The major airlines have had 1000-1500 hours as a min for over a decade...
posted on 11/12/2012 11:41:03 AM PST
(God bless and keep the United States of America)
posted on 11/12/2012 12:06:28 PM PST
(If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
My ex-wife was 'tarded. She's a pilot now.
Obama has it covered, with all of the retraining and education of the workforce he has promised.
New pilots are no problem:
posted on 11/13/2012 2:13:20 PM PST
(Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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