26th Jun 2010, 06:42
Does anyone have genuine information on the rumour that expat pilots will be forced out of India by the end of 2011 or that the retirement age will be reduced back to 60?
There are a lot of young Indian CPL holders without job prospects and this is the only way that the Indian job market for young pilots will be given a boost.
Any info would be appreciated.
26th Jun 2010, 11:11
Your theory is somewhat flawed. The expats and the age 60 plus pilots in India are mostly experienced commanders which India needs at present. Getting rid of the expats prematurely or reducing the age to 60 does not help, not at present.
The 5000 CPL holders have less than 500 hrs TT with zero experience.
Until the present F/O's get their command CPL holders have to wait.
As more F/O's get command then the phase out makes sense.
If the 600 odd expats left, who will fill those slots?
26th Jun 2010, 11:23
CPL with 250 hours and a job prospect...wow...safety margins hit the roof again
oh and everyone gets called ''captain'' cause you know 300 hours on cessnas qualify anyone as captain...it took me only 12 years of military service and 6 years of airline time to get called that..but again what do i know
26th Jun 2010, 16:53
CPL with 250 hours and a job prospect
Well a job is better than slavery.