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Old 11-04-2006, 08:41 AM   #81  
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All I can think is Skyhigh must cut close to the bone with every post. Each and every post of his gets a reaction. I suspect most know he is right to a very high degree they just refuse to admit.

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Old 11-04-2006, 08:10 PM   #82  
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All I can think is Skyhigh must cut close to the bone with every post. Each and every post of his gets a reaction. I suspect most know he is right to a very high degree they just refuse to admit.

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I agree. They come out with fangs whenever I write about how automated the job has become.

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Old 11-04-2006, 08:49 PM   #83  
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I bet if they had a school to be a rock star thousands of people would pay $80,000 to attend an be willing to live in poverty just so they could get up on that stage every night. The difference is that this is reality for pilots.

I do have one question. I know how the pay scales work for pilots but is the attrition so high that RJ pilots can only compete for $20 and hour and the guys flying 747's can make over $100 and hour because there are less of them out there?
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I bet if they had a school to be a rock star thousands of people would pay $80,000 to attend an be willing to live in poverty just so they could get up on that stage every night. The difference is that this is reality for pilots.

I do have one question. I know how the pay scales work for pilots but is the attrition so high that RJ pilots can only compete for $20 and hour and the guys flying 747's can make over $100 and hour because there are less of them out there?
747 guys are at the end of the line. Most are holding on to the setting sun of good wages and working conditions. Regional pilots sell themselves on the idea that they will move on to a major and accept the low pay since they consider the experience as most of their compensation. The sad truth is that most will never leave or quit to pursue a career outside of aviation.

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