posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 04:05 PM
Still not answering me.What makes your pilots better than the opposition?
When the "kill ratio" became one to one,there was a scandal in Viet Nam.
Training a pilot is exceedingly difficult and expensive. Too many protocols,procedures,equipment types,modifications,parts of the world,ect.
You cut out low level training which is a neccessity,so I was told.
In peace time you can afford to train a pilot for 10 years.What happens when you need replacements quickly?
Then,I think,that was when you Americans and British simplified training and gave each man one task on one kind of airplane. But even then,a pilot
learned a few aircraft. To try to memorize everything now...impossible.
If you want men with photographic memories with superiour intelligence,put them in Intelligence,not in a cockpit.