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Old 02-07-2022, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by captjns View Post
Too many folks getting their knickers in a twist for no reason. The sky is not falling on your career. Itís rather paranoid, for the Entitleds, to think that raising the retirement age is going to affect their progressions. What do you think the percentage of those over sixty continue to age 65? Think about the percentages of those who make it to 65 who want to continue beyond. Consider the number of those who donít make it through career day, or medical out. Iíd wage those number are great than the number who want to carry on beyond age 65.

Australia and New Zealand have no age limit.
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Old 02-07-2022, 06:41 AM
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Tell Captain Howe to come on over to Netjets. We're hiring and we've got more than 200 pilots over the age of 65. We even have a couple gummers in their 80's. What could go wrong?
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Old 02-07-2022, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by GeeWizDriver View Post
Tell Captain Howe to come on over to Netjets. We're hiring and we've got more than 200 pilots over the age of 65. We even have a couple gummers in their 80's. What could go wrong?
Impressive when you think about it really. By 50, had my fill. Took another 5 to make it so. Miss the action occasionally, never the job. Different strokes for different tools. Tick-tock
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Old 02-07-2022, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by METO Guido View Post
Impressive when you think about it really. By 50, had my fill. Took another 5 to make it so. Miss the action occasionally, never the job. Different strokes for different tools. Tick-tock
My wife has orders to shoot me if I try to fly past 65.
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Old 02-07-2022, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by captjns View Post
Too many folks getting their knickers in a twist for no reason. The sky is not falling on your career. Itís rather paranoid, for the Entitleds, to think that raising the retirement age is going to affect their progressions. What do you think the percentage of those over sixty continue to age 65? Think about the percentages of those who make it to 65 who want to continue beyond. Consider the number of those who donít make it through career day, or medical out. Iíd wage those number are great than the number who want to carry on beyond age 65.

Australia and New Zealand have no age limit.
I would say at least 80% go to beyond 60 and closer to 65!
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Old 02-09-2022, 09:27 AM
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Cape Air is catering to over 65 with some type of "Silver (or maybe Grey) Eagles program. Many fractionals and 135's are scooping up over 65 because they can't get enough younger pilots. Not so much at NetJets and FlexJet but the smaller companies with less pay and benefits.

At NetJets I flew with some great over 65 pilots. But a percentage of them don't stick around when the reality of having to load bags, stock the jet, and clean the jet hits them.
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Old 02-11-2022, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AirBear View Post
Cape Air is catering to over 65 with some type of "Silver (or maybe Grey) Eagles program. Many fractionals and 135's are scooping up over 65 because they can't get enough younger pilots. Not so much at NetJets and FlexJet but the smaller companies with less pay and benefits.

At NetJets I flew with some great over 65 pilots. But a percentage of them don't stick around when the reality of having to load bags, stock the jet, and clean the jet hits them.
Some of 121 >65s I know don't have a clue how to flight plan or file one any longer.
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Old 02-13-2022, 11:41 PM
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Some of 121 >65s I know don't have a clue how to flight plan or file one any longer.
What is your estimate in % that can read the winds aloft?
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Old 02-15-2022, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by TXMike View Post
Some of 121 >65s I know don't have a clue how to flight plan or file one any longer.
I was one of those. NetJets has a great Dispatch Department. Once or twice when dispatch was down we had to file one from a sample we carried around. Prior to NetJets I don't think I filed a flight plan since my USAF Pilot Training in the early 1980's. I've always had either a Navigator or Dispatcher to do that.
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Old 02-15-2022, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by GeeWizDriver;[url=tel:3367768
3367768[/url]]Tell Captain Howe to come on over to Netjets. We're hiring and we've got more than 200 pilots over the age of 65. We even have a couple gummers in their 80's. What could go wrong?
Any info on what the average age of all the new hires was for the last year? Iíve been given the impression NetJets is hiring some rather young pilots.
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