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US airlines facing a pilot shortage have found a clever workaround: Army helicopter pilots

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The industry's aggressive recruitment of military helicopter pilots is one of the most striking examples yet of the contortions required to quickly train new commercial aviators since the FAA increased the minimum flying requirement. (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

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Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 5
So how does it make the students in all those flight schools who are washing aircraft to pay for another lesson feel now that the government will pay for rotor conversion to fixed wing for free?
btweston
btweston 6
Maybe it makes them feel like they should join the Army and fly combat missions over Afghanistan.
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 3
While true, it always makes one pause for a minute on how everyone cannot be in the military. There are thousands of people who pay for their own education only to have another government sponsored employee take the job and with a military pension to boot paid for by the same individuals they replace. Love and respect the military but after 20 in, to jump the cue? Remember it’s the working civilian that pays for all the military. It’s also a moot point due the real shortage of qualified pilots. Interesting that you would denigrate those not in the miliary when they pay all the bills?
btweston
btweston 4
No. I thought something didn’t seem right, and after rereading the article it turns out that it was you. The government is not paying for conversion training, the airlines are. These Army helicopter pilots, about who the article was written, are already trained to fly under demanding conditions. A plane-washing big smasher is not. So yes, they get to jump the line. I’m not denigrating anyone, this is merely a case of businesses finding and utilizing market efficiencies.
linbb
linbb 2
Well get over yourself and just because you didn't go in the service don't get you panties in a bunch over it. Flying for the military is a job and very dangerous to boot. Why didn't you go in? If you did you could get benefits and if QUAIFIED and get your flight lessons paid for. You think it was all fun and games the flying they did?
btweston
btweston 2
Don’t look now, but I think I actually agree with you on something. In principle. Still think you need to calm down a bit.
Cansojr
Cansojr -1
What on earth are you jabbering about now?
Cansojr
Cansojr -1
Some of us have served our nation's. How was your bingo tournament?
terks43
Matthew Pressley 1
The RTP pilots are some of the worse I've flown with. It's not their fault. They just have very little fixed wing experience and they struggle with the speed of fixed wing flight. 140 kts at a minimum along with 70,000 lbs is a very difficult thing to adjust to when you only have 250 hours fixed experience.
clausingnj
clausingnj 1
I read here that the AIRLINES are paying for the fixed wing conversion training, not the govt.
"Ten US regional carriers are offering helicopter pilots like Perez up to $50,000 to pay for commercial airplane training..."
"This is the first time that the industry is committing direct funds, basically a subsidy, to get that training quickly," said Bryan Simmons, president of Coast Flight Training, which pioneered the so-called rotor transition program for helicopter pilots with American Airlines Group Inc's regional subsidiary, Envoy, in San Diego.
linbb
linbb -7
Guess your handle should be I don't like this country and want to move...…...get over it they paid there dues. Those who come here without papers cost the taxpayer more than it takes to train them into a paying job that they pay taxes to do. Move south of the boarder please.
w7psk
Ricky Scott 3
Which Boarder, the one in the hotel or the one in a boarding house?
Cansojr
Cansojr 4
Please say so mething sane or please shut up.
Cansojr
Cansojr 0
Yeah, where is the magic paycheque at the end of Don's rainbow. This will fly like a simonized crowbar.
Cansojr
Cansojr 0
Will the Army pilots received their back-pay if they quit the Army and go commercial?
johntalley1
johntalley1 0
Why specifically Army helo pilots though? The Marine Corps and Navy have plenty of helo pilots of their own, and they are arguably better trained than Army
clausingnj
clausingnj 2
The article uses an Army pilot as the specific example. It later refers to military helo pilots in general
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johntalley1
johntalley1 1
yeah, I just saw that. My bad.

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