A slow, but certain devolution of operator prerogative, confidence, competence, certainty and native ability to actually fly an aircraft is undermining the trainers of pilots, the checking of pilots and the qualification of said pilots.
Looking back at the log book – C402 endorsement at 346 hours ME command, Be 18 at 366 and a big step up to P166 at a staggering 890 ME hours.
Where did this overweening, puerile rubbish about “kids', with proper training
not being able to 'operate' a B5700 Kg aircraft, day or night come from; and what,
in the name sanity does it matter what's in the back of it?.
Why does a C402 require 16 squilian hours, for Pete 's sake; it's a lighty. <5700 kg – land.
All bollicks - you betcha.