posted on Aug, 4 2015 @ 10:18 AM
originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Zaphod58
Was this aircraft bought and immediately mothballed to Arizona?
Edit: it was a part of fleecing in America... it must be true! Brian Williams covered it.
Doesn't the US Coast Guard fly these things?
If the average person went through the same processes as does an airline pilot there would be very few people driving. Imagine taking your driver's
test two times a year and a physical two times a year. If any of these are failed...you lose your livelihood. Then each car or truck you drive you
must pass a written, oral and practical test to demonstrate your competence. Then you must fly with another Captain (IOE) until he feels you are
competent. As a regional pilot I flew around 1000 hours with 200 hours in the reserves annually.
General aviation is much less restrictive. You must take a bi-annual flight review and a flight physical either 1,3 years or every six months
depending on your license. The average private pilot flies around 40-50 hours annually here in the US and less in other countries.
I have been retired for 25 years but I feel these numbers still reflect the US requirements.
edit on 4-8-2015 by buddah6 because: lobotomized
through superior pain meds.
edit on 4-8-2015 by buddah6 because: (no reason given)