Widow wrote:I know who most of those on the Board of Directors are, and have met a few of them in person. While I have no idea how the Board has been chosen officially, from what I have seen it has as much to do with having the ability, time and willingness to be involved - and leave affiliations at the door - as anything else. Some of those on the Board are so far from being "the elite" it makes some of the comments here quite humourous.
So far Widow, would you describe them as a "think tank"? Obviously at this time, the rest of us are totally in the dark as to their methods and intentions. Nobody I know has been informed in any way, how to become involved. I'm worried it may be a group of disgruntled x-employees, or worse yet, a certain group of "whistle blowers"....I hope I'm wrong though.
While this industry dearly needs a "helping hand" from somewhere, I can't see a self appointed group, rising from the ashes being really accepted by the masses.
Kind of like..."Here we are....you will now do this...."
Not going to work.
This will hurt some feelings, but I believe it's true. Aviation is a "kiss ass" industry. It'll always be a "kiss ass" industry. As long as we have pilots willing to "buy" jobs, companies forcing pilots into signing long term training bonds, it's going to be "kiss ass".
Companies are just going to tell the "college" to piss off. You'll have to change the pilots before the companies, because the companies are in the driver's seat....and they know it. As long as there's ONE pilot out there, willing to write a cheque for a job, the college idea is dead in the water.