Hover-Pig Posted August 12, 2004 Report Share Posted August 12, 2004 Ah yes, the old I'm a taxpayer ...... well me pays taxes too ya know. Yes our schools could probably handle it, we would need more instructors but as 100 ft states, we are totally geared towards a crew environment and would have to drastically change our courses to turn out VFR, longlining 206 drivers. The one thing the military does do that perhaps civilian schools should and or could do is selection training. While the answer may not (obviously) be for the military to do training across the board, it may behoove the industry to start selecting pilots more along the lines of what we do. You would get fewer pilots into the schools and have a chance at training a more employeable end product. This would only work through legislation by government so that all schools were on equal footing of course. Perhaps that is where the focus should be? Selection and limited outputs regulated by geographical area? Don't throw stones, just thinking out loud and generating discussion, I am definitely not criticizing nor am I professing that our (DND) system is better. PS: Putting Wings on five brand new pilots tomorrow and on Monday we start the new course with eight newbies fresh from the Harvard II. Gotta teach those poor kids how to fly properly, none of those silly runways now... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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