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Old 4th Feb 2023, 22:38
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Job prospects after accident history

Hey all, Don't mean to get political but just curious,

If someone has a history of an accident in the past 5 years, what is the insurance implications/ possibility of getting a job if they are generally a low time pilot?

And no I haven't had one just curious as to why the question is always asked.

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Old 6th Feb 2023, 04:05
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Some foreign airlines will NEVER employ a pilot who EVER had an accident, regardless of fault. Ditto with DUI convictions etc. It’s just the way certain cultures view things.
Insurers want to know in order to assess risks and set premiums accordingly. Depending on the accident and whose fault it was (if anyone’s) would determine whether or not you or a potential employer could get insurance and at what cost.
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 21:59
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Singapore airlines had a beautifully restored Airspeed Consul (civilian version of the famous wartime Oxford) in the foyer of their Simulator and Training School. After the Silk Air accident, it was deemed bad Feng Shui to have an aeroplane inside a building and it was moved to a local shopping centre. So yes, culture does come into play, especially in Asia.

The hard question was whether or not you have had any incidents. I don't know anybody who hasn't had one. When asked in an interview I replied, " I've had a few with no fault attached". " They all say that" was the softly spoken reply. The subject was not mentioned again, and I got the job.
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 04:18
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Didn’t it used to be a requirement to get the airline break… Gear up… QF calls .
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 06:10
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I though the Gear Up >> QF thing was a myth until I saw it happen... twice in a year.

There are plenty of guys in airlines that have had a prang in GA. Can think of 5 others....all captains now.
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