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Old 11th Dec 2016, 11:49
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4runner
 
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African pilots tend to have a harder time attracting employment prospects outside of Africa than non-Africans. Africans tend to have a harder time attracting employment prospects INSIDE of Africa than non-Africans. The possible exception being White South Africans. There are many reasons why. One reason is that African licenses are difficult to verify even inside of Africa. One CAA will not commmunicate with another CAA to verify a pilots license, due to incompetence, laziness or because their employer told them not to. Also, even inside of Africa, a person with a foreign license from Europe or the US will be more attractive than a pilot from the other side of the continent. And in fact, a country like Nigeria will have closer ties to Europe or the US than another African nation.
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