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Pilot Experience in Press Again

20/20 just ran a segment on pilot over reliance of automation. In many ways it was quite misleading, especially the “seven button push” to a foreign destination. Don’t get me wrong; I am a strong believer in stick and rudder

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Aviation Week Viewpoint; flawed analysis

The below aviation Week article seems written in defense of the MPL program European carriers are now utilizing. It’s analysis in my opinion is dangerously flawed and contradictory. First it is framed in the view of a single seat fighter

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Experience vs. Intense Training (MPL)

On 15 August 1983, a 24 year old with a mere 165 hours of total flight time, landed a twin engine jet on an aircraft carrier solo. A super natural pilot? Nope, an average jet SNA (Student Naval Aviator). That

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The Pilot Shortage, Visual Approaches and Mc-Pilots

Do you want fries with that visual approach? The International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have opposing solutions to address the problem of a world wide pilot shortage. After a rash of “pilot error” accidents

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