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mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jun 8, 2008, 4:52 PM
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I wish DZO's would do things like that to prepair new pilots.

Many DZ's do. As at your local DZ and see what they require for currency and training.

Sparky


JohnDeere  (D License)

Jun 8, 2008, 6:00 PM
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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.


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jun 9, 2008, 8:15 AM
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I was speaking generally about dz's that i hear about getting the newest/cheapest pilots they can find.
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skydived19006  (D 19006)

Jun 9, 2008, 8:47 AM
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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, dont 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 Ill pay them $25 a load if thats what everyone thinks should happen. It will drive the cost of your slots up by $4. To which she responded Why do I always gota pay? End of conversation.

Its 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 Youre obviously educated beyond your intelligence.

Martin


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