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Old 05-13-2009, 04:24 PM
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"Yurman added that regional pilots, on the whole, also are not as experienced or talented as large-carrior pilots. Companies like Delta and American Airlines seek pilots with military training, he said, leaving regional carriers to settle for people who are not the "cream of the crop.""


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If his email address says he is an expert, he must be. I will just take my talentless butt back to school. Maybe I can use my substandard skills as an aviation expert.
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Didn't one of those airlines cfit into cali and snap an a300 tail off?
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I love it how most of the "Aviation Experts" on CNN are frggen Private Pilots...awesome...
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Originally Posted by SmoothOnTop View Post
Didn't one of those airlines cfit into cali and snap an a300 tail off?
and overrun in LIT and hit a tree on final at BDL......

I bet he'd be surprised how many miltary pilots are at the regionals.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:41 PM
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Why is it they think military training makes you the "cream of the crop"? It's a different type of training/flying. You can't train experience. The military guys I've flown/jumpseated with felt the same way for the most part and seem to feel the ones that do think they were better than everyone else because of having mil training are a little high strung. Different atmospheres. Might as well throw in cropdusters and UAV pilots while we're at it.
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Hey Aviation Expert-

Find an audience that cares.

Go to the ntsb 3407 animation clock 22:16:34.

Comment about the roll axis effectiveness of the rudder at high AOA as the video plays from that point.

Pause the playback at 22:16:47 and ask for a sign of hands from the audience as to how many believe that the q400 can successfully recover from the split S.

Push play, have fun...
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I always wondered when I couldn't make it at McDonald's and they suggested I try a career as a regional airline pilot. Oh well, I fit in well with the other non creamy-crop guys.
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I started out as a civilian trained pilot and then went through a military program. I can tell you the two are worlds apart in quality and instructional tools. You also get to experience many things you will only ever talk about in a civilian program. This is not a knock on civilian pilots. Its simply a statement that the military training is light years ahead of most civilian programs. I had one friend in flight school who had 4000 hours and had been a Captain at a regional. He was astounded at the difference in the training and the things he learned and experienced the civilian programs never give you a shot at. Are there bad military pilots yes. Are there great civilian pilots yes. The training however in general is light years ahead in the military.
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Here's your expert:

Al Yurman Aviation Expert
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Originally Posted by sailingfun View Post
I started out as a civilian trained pilot and then went through a military program. I can tell you the two are worlds apart in quality and instructional tools. You also get to experience many things you will only ever talk about in a civilian program. This is not a knock on civilian pilots. Its simply a statement that the military training is light years ahead of most civilian programs. I had one friend in flight school who had 4000 hours and had been a Captain at a regional. He was astounded at the difference in the training and the things he learned and experienced the civilian programs never give you a shot at. Are there bad military pilots yes. Are there great civilian pilots yes. The training however in general is light years ahead in the military.
That is the most false thing I have ever read. You must have went to one crap "civilian" program.
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