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Old 25th Sep 2019, 12:22
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Originally Posted by kiwi grey View Post
I don't disagree, but I suspect that as soon as check rides changed to be unscripted with potential for multiple malfunctions, a significant proportion of pilots would fail.
At best, they would then need (possibly significant) retraining before they passed a re-check.
At worst, some might never pass: they either lack the natural talent or are too deeply engrained with the 'old stuff' to cope with the 'new stuff'.
Either way, it would hugely increase training costs and put a constricting bottleneck in the pilot supply chain, and would therefore be furiously opposed by the airline companies.
Sadly, I agree with your assessment. That's why the cynical side of me has on occasion opined that unofficially there is an "acceptable" hull loss rate in aviation. As long as we don't kill too many people too often, then the inadequacies built into the current training regime will remain largely unchanged.
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