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Old 24th May 2011, 03:30
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Bombsgone.....You should read threads carefully. Never said I was a pilot in the RAAF. However .....Joined 13 Feb 67 discharged 12 Feb 73. Served in 5 sqn, 1 bocu, 2 Sqn, Vietnam Veteran. Butterworth posting. I march on Anzac day with 2 Sqn.....
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Old 24th May 2011, 03:49
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Attack Fighter 2 thank you for clarifying your position for everyone. Your posts were misleading at best, your time in the RAAF has no bearing on your ability to comment on what qualifies as good flying training, so you should never have mentioned it. The accident rate in GA in Australia has never been better than average so comparisons between GA and High Capacity RPT are also misleading.

So by retired airline captain do you mean captain of multi engine pistons perhaps?
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Old 24th May 2011, 03:55
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Well, attack fighter. I am impressed.

Your age shows as 51..That means you were born in 1960.
And you served in the forces..vietnam? From 1967 to 1973. Odd I never heard about you, because military pilots under the age of 13 were quite rare back then.
And you are retired now..At age 51. with 20 ooo hrs. And check pilot time...
You have had a heck of a career.

The fact is, that technology is fast replacing humans. Yes, there will be accidents caused by advanced technology. And they will be tragic and sensatinal. But they will eventually prove to be safer than the sum total of accidents caused by pilot error. The problem is we are still referring to these kids as First officers. What they are is Captain's assistants.
Once everyone understands that they are not expected to ever be able to command or even fly the plane without supervision, we can get on with the evolution of aviation.

I find it hard to believe, people comparing military flying with commercial transport ops..
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Old 24th May 2011, 11:51
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@treykule

Perhaps you ought to re-read your post and reflect on the what you have said:-

The problem is we are still referring to these kids as First officers. What they are is Captain's assistants.
Once everyone understands that they are not expected to ever be able to command or even fly the plane without supervision, we can get on with the evolution of aviation.
Inspired by a glass of chardonnay?
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