SuperchargedRS wrote: ↑Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:54 amAvifiskAlly wrote: ↑Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:36 amI am saying that there are a lot of really bad pilots out there with 10 years of experience and a lot of bad pilots that are newer but have uni. Same for great pilots, same for OK pilots................ You talk about being a pilot like it is only about the technical skills, what about the rest of the job, what about the kind of person you are, work ethic, the list is endless. Experience is 1 item on the list so is education, neither makes you automatically better or worse.
Baaaa ha ha ha ha!
Dude, WTF does a college kiddie know about work ethic?
And 10 years as a working pilot vs 10 years in the U, guess what one is still a working pilot the other is a academic.
This industry does a decent job of weeding people out, much better than many other professions.
And it's MUCH more than tech skills, with a decade of flying under your belt you have worked the personal aspect, the financial aspect, the stick and rudder and the not being a damn kid part lol
Funny thing is the insurance industry, you know those dudes that pay for your F' ups, they tend to value experience over a degree, never had one ask about my degree, but they are sure interested in everything from my hours to my ATP to my FSI pro cards, to years in, etc.
OK sure, all good then. HS grad hit the flight school and start working at 20. Sort of counter the argument about this being a profession on par with others when all you need is 12 months of flight school and a bunch of time in your logbook. I think we just solved the issue of pay, less formal education than a carpenter