>>1685958>The average pilot candidate
Haven't met any. I talk to the subset who flew fighters, and liked it enough to continue flying. They tend to do well in contests, and besides being competitive, they're also fun people with a good sense of humor.>Meanwhile my tax dollars pay for his training
I can wait to make fun of the USAFA students until we meet at the same contests. I haven't seen them fly in person yet. But yeah, you're paying for their shiny airplanes.>>1685981>The only thing they need a pilot for is being end-responsible and the fact legalities require it.
If airline pilots were all quality people, then there would be no fear of getting replaced, because a computer cannot be a positive role model or inspire the youth. The fact is, the professional training pipeline creates pilots who are sort of scummy and mediocre, so you have to sell yourselves merely as a thing that safely manipulates the controls.>>1686046>Hey look at me, I’m a pilot, i fly airplanes, WOW
Yes, if someone asks me my hobbies I'll usually mention birdwatching or extreme sports. When I started flying full-scale, the people I talked to were only interested in Rubiks cubes and playing MapleStory.
I have no idea why it is the case, that the average Part 141 student is not a very interesting person. A mechanical engineer, for instance, will tend to view activities through the lens of engineering, yet generally will not feel compelled to talk about the coursework itself.
I accredit a combination of young age, and a lack of observing ego. Combine with a fascination of flight, that is in the Bible and everywhere. "Thou shalt not place graven images further from the point of rotation in such a way as to exert greater torque than I, your God."
Afterwards Jesus impregnated his corpse with chromium ions, and it had a higher modulus of elasticity.