|Quoting atlamt (Reply 1):|
I personally like the EASA system. I feel it is designed to ensure the people working on aircraft have the knowledge and skills to do it properly
I agree, even though once one finds their way to the part 121 or 145 world you find yourself in a plethora of fleet ratings, training, and other quals that have to be maintained much like the European system. However in the GA world, the process consists of: Get A&P, find airplane, sign work.
I know guys I graduated college with 6 years ago that haven't touched an aircraft since but are still licensed to do so.
Well at least we can all take comfort in the fact that NW will never retire their DC-9s