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Old 03-25-2017, 09:56 AM   #51  
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Originally Posted by No Land 3 View Post
I too am college educated, with a crapload of pre-med college credits. With that said, college and a high gpa cannot replace quality time in seat. The Europeans seam to think so, but they also deep stall Airbuses over the Atlantic.
Sorry, flight time is a composition of more than a few things, flying is just one small component, judgement and decision making skill are just a couple of others. Those deep stall guys weren't exactly inexperienced in aviation, but their inexperience was in just the wrong places. Right after the stall/splash event we did similar training, the process was interesting to say the least.
BTW, this job is a blue collar endeavor, of the last few guys I have flown with were a couple were, H.S. Grads with no college experience, they both were some of the better F/Os I have flown with. If it takes 4 years to be a journeyman heavy equipment operator, it follows that being an airline pilot would take at least the same approx time.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:29 AM   #52  
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Originally Posted by serthwrmtym View Post
Except that the 1500 hour rule has nothing to do with safety.
Go tell an insurance company that hours don't matter. You got license X, so good 'nuf.
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