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Old 11th Jun 2008, 09:18
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Elan Head
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 23
As a lower-time pilot Iíve done some things that I know now and knew then I shouldnít have done Ė just because it was what was expected of me. Itís always going to be hard for younger pilots to take a principled stand, even if they know betterÖ

As Jors Troolie mentions, operators can help all of their pilots out by establishing very clear, written policies for what can and canít be done. Sometimes itís easier to deal diplomatically with a customer if you have a piece of paper you can point to as your authority. (Of course, this doesnít help when the operator is the one putting the pressure on, but itís a start.)
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