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zeke
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Mon May 16, 2022 3:28 pm

Etheereal wrote:
Pi7472000 wrote:
65 seems very young for today's world.


huh? Really wonder what world you're living on. Are you trying to have pilots retire at 80??


Yeager.was flying supersonic in a F15 at the age of 89.
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Mon May 16, 2022 5:11 pm

Do you really think extending the age by 2 years is going to solve a pilot shortage? It's just prolonging it.
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Tue May 17, 2022 12:56 pm

ULA340 wrote:
Do you really think extending the age by 2 years is going to solve a pilot shortage?


On CNBC this morning Scott Kirby said "no" when asked that question. He noted that on any give day 36% of their age 64 pilots are out for long or short term medical issues. He pointed out that the requirements for a Class 1 medical are pretty stringent.
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Tue May 17, 2022 1:50 pm

airbazar wrote:
And it's not a misguided viewpoint. It's the future. It may not happen in our lifetimes but pilotless commercial aviation is going to happen.


Whether or not it's going to happen in the far future has no bearing on the discussion of retirement age limits in the present day.
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Tue May 17, 2022 2:35 pm

zeke wrote:
Etheereal wrote:
Pi7472000 wrote:
65 seems very young for today's world.


huh? Really wonder what world you're living on. Are you trying to have pilots retire at 80??


Yeager.was flying supersonic in a F15 at the age of 89.


So was Shatner but I believe they were both supervised:)
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Tue May 17, 2022 4:52 pm

They would probably get more out of the old guys giving them nice training department contracts. Seems like lots of the major airlines have classroom and sim delays
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Tue May 17, 2022 10:03 pm

32andBelow wrote:
They would probably get more out of the old guys giving them nice training department contracts. Seems like lots of the major airlines have classroom and sim delays


Agreed. This would likely be the best use of 65+ pilots who meet the criteria for instructors to continue on with major airlines. With sims they could stay current without having to fly the line and have to keep up a Class 1 medical.
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Tue May 17, 2022 10:58 pm

32andBelow wrote:
They would probably get more out of the old guys giving them nice training department contracts. Seems like lots of the major airlines have classroom and sim delays


This could certainly be offered as an option but wouldn't work as a set thing, as there will undoubtedly be more over 65s than available training positions.
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Tue May 17, 2022 11:08 pm

Aaron747 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
They would probably get more out of the old guys giving them nice training department contracts. Seems like lots of the major airlines have classroom and sim delays


This could certainly be offered as an option but wouldn't work as a set thing, as there will undoubtedly be more over 65s than available training positions.

Are there tho? Figure it’s a 1-2 year contract. And that a lot won’t want to do it. Cant imagine more than a couple a month are aging out
 
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Re: US pilots age 65+

Tue May 17, 2022 11:18 pm

32andBelow wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
They would probably get more out of the old guys giving them nice training department contracts. Seems like lots of the major airlines have classroom and sim delays


This could certainly be offered as an option but wouldn't work as a set thing, as there will undoubtedly be more over 65s than available training positions.

Are there tho? Figure it’s a 1-2 year contract. And that a lot won’t want to do it. Cant imagine more than a couple a month are aging out


Hard to imagine a function-specific training department where 24 FT positions are opening annually.

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