posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 08:19 AM
reply to post by quedup
Commercial pilots have to be qualified for the airports they operate out of if memory serves me correctly. You can only do simulation so many times.
Eventually you have to actually do the real deal. Crews regularly rotate to different routes, so they are always training. Quite often by doing.
Flying empty airliners just to qualify a crew on a particular plane into a particular airport would be a huge sum of money.
But that gives me an idea. Many Airline companies also have cargo subsidiaries. These subsidiaries often fly the same types of aircraft that carry
people as well. Using cargo runs would increase the proficiency of the crew prior to transporting passengers.
If they do not have a cargo subsidiary, then they contract a crew to someone who does until they meet the required criteria.
But you’ll still have accidents. Plus the execs of airline companies all breathe a little easier as they pay out huge sums of money to insurance
edit on 10-7-2013 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA