Old 8th Jan 2015, 15:09
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Actually, I couldn't access the full version of the paper as it would very much have liked to read it, but as I said, my instant response is a slight cynicism.

As others have said, isolating a single factor is difficult. Attitude and aptitude are very important, but so is experience. The fact that these are all US regionals is also another big point, as a lot of the pilots may have spent a long time flying single pilot cargo, and may have had difficulty adapting to two-crew environments. These types are also less likely to be Riddle or UND graduates. I would like to read the study to see him they address issues like the above.
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