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Old 7th Sep 2010, 04:13
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Dropp the Pilot
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Blandings
Posts: 690
I think it's pretty obvious that there is already a shortage of qualified pilots. Some of incidents on the list below are essentially murder by proxy: corrupt civil aviation agencies hand-in-glove with local airlines to put incapable numb-nuts in flight decks:

-737 in the ocean off Sharm-al-Sheikh
-A320 in the ocean off Bahrein
-A310 in the ocean off Comores
-A330 into the ground at Tripoli
-A320 into the sea off Sochi
-B737 into the sea off Beirut
-B737 off the end in Cochin

Several years ago I remember reading in Flight a prophecy that the increasing size of the airline fleet worldwide and the decreasing pool of capable aviators would combine to produce a hull loss per week in the near future. At the time I thought it was absurd and alarmist but here we are.

It will get worse.
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