Old 1st Apr 2019, 22:58
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Ollie Onion
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Originally Posted by Rated De View Post

Ultimately, faced with serious surgery how many can honestly say the age and experience of the surgeon does not matter?
Not sure this is the best example, most research shows that the best surgical outcomes are from surgeons who have between 5 and 20 years practical experience i.e you want to avoid the brand new surgeons but that you also want to avoid the surgeons who are over approx 50 years of age. So in a pilot context this would suggest that pilots into the right hand seat are vulnerable to make mistakes due to experience in the first 5 years but that pilots who have over 20 years of experience are also prone to mistakes and errors. So maybe arguing the experience card we should also be encouraging Captains of 20 years or more time into retirement for the good of everyone :-)
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