With all the labor issues surrounding some of the major airlines, I have this question.
Aircraft Transport Pilot - very demanding job. Need to have basic knowledge of aircraft systems...not necessary to have in depth knowledge - as it wouldn't help to t/s at Fl350. They have to fly the thing. And with the FMC and an autopilot from after takeoff (400 feet) to the approach in (in most cases), there job is reduced alot of button pushing. They have several lives in their hands. They deserve alot of credit and compensation. and most of them do. Pilot salaries generally range from $90-$100 or more easily at most majors.
Aircraft Maintenance Technician - very demanding job. Responsible for any scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on air transport aircraft (dealing strictly with commercial aviation here for the most part). Need highly in depth systems knowledge when t/s (of course there are those who shotgun - but i wouldn't say the majority by any means. Required to work in extreme conditions at times. With one airworthiness signature they can hold several lives in their hands - now multiply that but the amount of Airworthinesses issued in a week. AMTs income is on average about half as much as a pilot.
Now finally to my question:
AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT SEES SOMETHING WRONG HERE??????
And yes I am an Aircraft Maintenance Technician with a major airlines who is currently not having any labor issues.