Agreed...good and bad at any age but when a crew member that is confronted by a real emergency, I'm going with the grey...up in the mind of a well seasoned pilots head is a fountain of experience and information that will come to the table when the demand gets played out.
USAirways 1549 comes to mind. "Captain Sully" recognized he was literally surrounded by a minimum of (5) airfields, but even at 3200 ft agl he could not return to any one of them. Had the crew of N601US been new to the type, lets say...just out of CRJ's with relatively low time...I'd bet $$$, the outcome would have been a huge mess...Most are aware of the incredibly high density of the population in that area. As far as twenty something year olds flying G-lV's?. I have been in corporate aviation for 25 years and have never seen 20 something crew members. The Gulfstream is a handful of power and is extremely complicated. Not saying it can't be done...but it shouldn't.
|Quoting Saleya22R (Reply 55):|
Are crosswind landings in general tricky with the Gulfstream? Does the wingspan play any role?
On later versions, the 550/650 wingspan could be a factor in extreme conditions but they land at TEB
all the time with X winds, even tail winds. That's just TEB
|Quoting Gulfstream650 (Reply 49):|
I simply didn't realise that people as young as their early 20s are getting to fly in the left or right seats in planes such as a GIV or bigger.
Typically they don't...when you start corporate you usually start in King Airs, Beech jets, Hawkers....that sort of ship. The Globals and Gulfstreams are the types you reach for but requires time and experience. No owner or Charter group worth their salt would turn over the type to such young crew member unless they had unusual experience that would have given them the credentials to fly type. Personally I have never seen it. I Know back in WW
ll you had 20 year olds flying Liberators, B-17's, P-51's...but that is war time. In the world of corporate, everything is different.
|Quoting chrisnh (Reply 36):|
Journalism schools should make it MANDATORY that all students take 'AVIATION 101.'
NO!...Please No....I'm an aviation photojournalist and have covered many incidents, accidents and special events....While working on these assignments, their ignorance is priceless. The entertainment value while on location is also priceless and helps to take the sting out of bad accident coverage. I'm happy they are clue less just as I would be clueless covering a murder. If they were smarter than A/netters, it would be a dangerous world!
Sorry, Don't mean any disrespect but I couldn't help myself...