Jun 9, 2008, 8:47 AM
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Re: [JohnDeere] Jump Pilot Training Course
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my DZ actually hires very experienced pilots. I was speaking generally about dz's that i hear about getting the newest/cheapest pilots they can find.
I saw an interesting comment from Mike Mullins regarding the availability of jump pilots. In a drop zone owners forum, someone was lamenting the lack of pilots to fly his turbine aircraft, don’t remember the type. Mike responded “There is no shortage of pilots, just a shortage of pay.”
That pretty much sums it up.
Also on the topic of pilots and pay, I had a “200 Jump Wonder” skydiver mention to me that she thought I should pay my pilots more. I told her “I’ll pay them $25 a load if that’s what everyone thinks should happen. It will drive the cost of your slots up by $4.” To which she responded “Why do I always got’a pay?” End of conversation.
It’s amazing how stupid some people can be regardless of education! Seems that many get the common sense educated out of them. Or as Jerry Clower would have said “You’re obviously educated beyond your intelligence.”