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Oct 25th 2009 1:52PM Johnny Carson understood the problem with unhappy pilots....
May 25th 2009 2:44PM The military spends over 1 million training a new pilot in the first year alone, after which the pilot goes on to advanced training. Compare that to the commercial side where they openly boast about putting pilots on airline flight decks with the absolute minimum hours and cost.
A “Sully” vs a “Marvin”; No comparison at all.
A professional minded person will do his or her best at their job. However "Who" you get, their "Experience" level, their "Training credentials" are not going to be identical for low pay vs high pay. If you want the cheapest pilot money can buy don't expect an ex-military fighter pilot who had over 5 million dollars worth of training and 20+ years experience. This concept should not escape anyone as it applies to almost any vocation. You get what you pay for. You don't get a "Sully" for a "Marvin" price. Marvin will do "his" best for you but when the chips are down if it isn't good enough don't complain. You got the cheap ticket. You got the cheap pilot.
The only surprise about this accident is that it did not happen sooner.
The only question remaining is what flight will be next?
The explanation on why is clearly explained here: