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Old 04-05-2009, 12:04 PM   #105  
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A pilot is a blue collar job just like being a truck or bus driver. It has no place even as a university degree. Flying is a trade, a vocation and nothing more. It should not be compared to medicine at all. Long ago someone compared the mental focus of flying an ILS with brain surgery. Today however flying an ILS involves pushing a button.

A main point about this thread is that it is easier and cheaper to become a truck driver. And make more money as well. Perhaps trucking companies should require their drivers to wear white shirts with epaulets and a pilot hat. Maybe then people will want to compare truck drivers with doctors too?

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