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Old 28th Mar 2019, 00:36
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dr dre
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Originally Posted by krismiler View Post
Think of a pyramid with Australia having a large number of pilots in smaller aircraft at the bottom and a small number in airliners at the top, in many countries that gets inverted.
Sort of, but in truth thereís probably more pilots in airliners here as well compared to smaller GA aircraft. The GA sector has declined considerably over time, and thereís no way airlines would meet their crewing requirements even if they vacuumed all suitable pilots out of GA.

And itís not as if this is a thing thatís just happened recently. QF, Q-Link, VA, VARA, Rex, JQ, Ansett, Cobham, Maroomba, Airnorth, Sharp, Skippers, OíConnors, MacAir, are just some of the airlines in this country I can remember, past and present, who have put well selected and trained low houred pilots into Turboprops and Jets. They started doing this not recently, but over 50 years ago.
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