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Old 04-14-2012, 05:01 AM   #10  
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Joined APC: Aug 2009
Position: B-757/767 Capt.
Posts: 219

"If I can't trust the guy to be a PIC with me onboard, how can I trust him to be PIC with the CEO onboard???"

I couldn't agree more.

I've always thought that ther term co-captain was an oxymoron created to serve ego. There should only be one captain on each leg. I am in no way suggesting that the other captain or first officer should not be used as a resource and be assertive if necessary but one leader is enough.
In my corporate days (oh how I miss them) I had the pleasure of working with a group, all qualified as captain and we swapped seats each leg and the left seat pilot served as captain. Never a problem.
In my present life, as a check airman I often find myself in the right seat as PIC because the person in the left seat is yet to be qualified. In that case, I am the PIC but I am not the captain. While I am responsible and accountable for the captain, that position along with all duties and decisions has been delegated to the trainee. I am simply acting as a first officer with the authority to intervene. (which almost NEVER happens)
Too many cooks spoil the stew!
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