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    U.S. Airlines And A Shortage Of Pilots


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    From Nov. 15 Diane Rehm show on NPR

    http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/20...hortage-pilots

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    Andy Pasztor senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal, specializing in aviation and space.
    Captain Lee Moak president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International.
    Roger Cohen president, Regional Airline Association.

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    Ironic to see Andy Pasztor advocating a "socialist" solution to the problem:

    PASZTOR 10:18:12
    Well, that's --- that has been discussed for some time now. I think the hope is, at least among some FAA officials and perhaps some airline officials as well, is that there will be some additional federal support, either low-cost loans or perhaps some tax credits for airlines to help in training young would-be pilots to get into the cockpit. Unfortunately, given our budget situation and the political situation, this has been all very general.

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    Funny how some of these lazziez-faire country-club Republicans become all socialistic "redistribute-the-wealth-to-us" Democrats when they want "stuff" from the government to subsidise their lifesyle choices, isn't it?

    He shouldn't worry...I see a 75% chance that they will get what they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawnDart View Post
    Funny how some of these lazziez-faire country-club Republicans become all socialistic "redistribute-the-wealth-to-us" Democrats when they want "stuff" from the government to subsidise their lifesyle choices, isn't it?

    He shouldn't worry...I see a 75% chance that they will get what they want.
    Don't forget they also become Union loving, workers rights champions in the blink of an eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawnDart View Post
    Funny how some of these lazziez-faire country-club Republicans become all socialistic "redistribute-the-wealth-to-us" Democrats when they want "stuff" from the government to subsidise their lifesyle choices, isn't it?He shouldn't worry...I see a 75% chance that they will get what they want.
    True, but the changes to flight time/duty time rules and hiring qualifications are going to last for at least another five, if not ten, years. We were on the verge of solving the pilot shortage like Europe with a multi-crew license, but that all changed the night Colgan 3407 crashed into a house.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxywEE1kK6I

    Government bureaucracies being what they are, we'll see the present system in place with only minor modifications for, IMO, at least 5 years.
    Last edited by Divine Wind; 11-26-2012 at 07:59 AM.

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