A deep investigation of actual operational experience might provide hard data on pilot qualifications. Without proof, the debate over the 1,500 hour criteria will continue on a subjective level.
JetBlue has added Gateway Select program to its six other pathways to pilot careers at the carrier. It differs from the other B6’s cockpit recruitment efforts in that (a) the candidate pays $125,000 for the first rate education, (b) no prior aviation experience and (c) assuming that all goes well, the graduate will be a first officer for the blue airline.
Andy Pasztor’s report hints at a confrontation in the FAA’s committee of professionals and of the public with the Families of Continental Flight 3407.
Robert A. “Bob” Hoover is one of the most heroic and accomplished fighter, test and acrobatic pilots in the history of aviation. His battle with the FAA and NTSB were highly contested.
ARTICLE: New FAA Rule Will Hurt Small City Air Service Brett Snyder, the President and Chief Airline Dork of Cranky Flier LLC, writes a most interesting blog. His recent piece (linked) was impressive enough to…