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EASA research into Age limitations final report released

Old 25th Mar 2019, 11:09
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IMHO, sole age is not a valid parameter for forcing people to stop working! There are many old people able to work and many younger people simply unable to ... In the aviation business we do have all we need to overcome the bullshit regulations, so why don‘t we use it? We have checkflights and we have medicals, so if both is ok and somebody wants to continue, why not?

I envy people able to live on the sole expense of others in distribution systems, like the German, but I am mentally unable to rip the younger ones off their wallets.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 11:18
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Staggered checks 3 months apart...

for example full medical/mental check every 6 months: full sim/mental/skill/decision making ability check every 6 mths...evenly staggered...basically a serious check every 3 months.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 13:05
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Why on Earth would you want to fly past 65????
Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post

a) You work for a good airline with good terms and conditions and sensible rosters.

b) You have kept yourself fit and healthy through lifestyle choices, diet and regular exercise, and feel more like 55 not 65.

c) You love the job and are still fully competent to perform your duties.

d) Your brain is still sharp and you still have lots of energy and a zest for life.

e) The routes you fly and the airports you fly to and from are largely stress free.

f) You have mortgages, children at University, parents in care homes, to pay for.

g) The UK government wonít pay your state pension until you are 67/68 66.

If a pilot was working for a low cost outfit that worked its pilots to the max, with 6-on, 2-off rosters and 4 sector days, very early starts or very late finishes, and/or terrible Tís and Cís, no food, no crew welfare etc, then one would probably not want to continue.

But others like Capt Bayley, who fly long-haul to the Caribbean four times a month or whatever, life might be very good and enjoyable; So why not continue - as long as one can still do the job competently.

@BGQ; Good post

Uplinker, Excellent post! I have amended your list to suit my circumstances. And my life is very good and enjoyable.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 19:36
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Originally Posted by Smythe View Post
Why on Earth would you want to fly past 65????
Because your state pension is reduced when you retire at 65 rather than 67 or maybe even older in a decade or two?
Because you still like flying better than feeding birds in the park?
Because you prefer earning more money to your pension?
Because you made some poor investment decisions or your pension plan didn't turn out as expected?

There are numerous reasons and the report is cautiously moving in the right direction, making this a matter of health and proficiency, thought he aspect that increased age will result in more careers ending with failure is certainly not something to be taken lightly.
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