Originally Posted by ShyGuy
Lets look at the last 10 years. 2002-2012. NO major airline fatality crashes. Anyone want to start the count on the regional fatal crashes from 2002-2012? Without going in any specific order, Pinnacle's FL410, RegionasAir Jetstream in Kirksville, Comair 5191, Ocean Chalk Airways near FLL, Air Midwest at CLT, Colgan's BUF crash. There might be a couple I can't think of right now.
Having been through training at a regional and a major, I'd have to say the quality and depth of training at the major exceeded the one at the regional.
This whole idea of separating Regionals and Majors is a sham...the Majors and their pilots set this system up, and keep it in play. If the ticket says United, or Delta, or AA, and the fuselage says the same, regardless of the sham airline involved, the accident is a United, or Delta, or AA accident. They are responsible for the starvation of the so-called regionals; they put their names on the aircraft, and suck the profits...the Majors should OWN these accidents. If they think the training standards are too low, they have the responsibility to take their name(s) off the product. Sam