Cat Driver wrote:
Here is a question for you BverLuver, who would you hire, a pilot who knows all the answers to all the written exams churned out by T.C but can't actually fly.
A pilot who learned the answers to specific exams using any method available...and can fly and make decisions with great skill?
I wouldn't hire either. I don't hire people that take shortcuts. How can he make informed decisions with great skill if he doesn't actually know the information but has a good memory for spotting repetitive questions? I hire people that actually still know the answer if I change the wording of a question and answer.
So, having said that, I will also add that I am normally 100% in line with what you say. But, here is where I believe you are wrong. Memorizing answers and knowing the basis of the question being asked are completely different. You could have the hands and feet of Bob Hoover or Chuck Yeager, but if you don't know the instrument rules, procedures or weather patterns and are going into a strip with wx down to minimums, you are gonna kill yourself or someone else plain and simple.