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03-03-2008 07:06 PM  10 years agoPost 1
MattJen

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i was listening to the news today,
and a 60 yr old pilot who has been flying hellies for along while is no longer allowed to fly hellies with passenger commercially without someone with him,

which is daft, cos all he has to do is what most do anyway, tell you how much it costs to run per hour and say they want a contribution if they take you up...

He found it ridiculous and has taken the CAA to tribunal

the case is still pending...

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03-03-2008 08:07 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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Matt, didn't you know that the day you hit 60 you automatically become a gibbbering idiot who can't tie his own shoelaces ?

That is unless you are either a politician, member of the house of lords or are a chairman of a major corporation !

That must count as Agism and he should go to the European Courts of Human Rights.

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03-03-2008 09:05 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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There has to be a cutoff somewhere.

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03-03-2008 09:11 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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so what about all the pilots who fly commercially ?

and are 60 ? i suppose thats why they have a first officer!

Matt

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03-03-2008 09:14 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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There are a worrying number of people who have started to develop early dementia by the time they get to be President, Pope or Prime-minister. (Reagan, John Paul II...).

I doubt the question is over the pilot's flying ability - more over the likelihood of him being suddenly incapacitated due to a heart-attack or similar.

I have read about German military pilots being scanned to check for atherosclerosis (early disease that can lead to a stroke or heart-attack) so perhaps in the future the tools will be slightly less blunt. The flipside is that if you're unfit, expect to lose your license at 50.

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03-03-2008 09:18 PM  10 years agoPost 6
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Yeah, commercial guys between 60-65 can't fly together on a multi crew A/C and have to give up totally at 65. That's fixed wing, not sure about helis.

Seriously though, I think around that age people's capabilities seem to go downhill quite quickly from what I've seen. Sweeping generalization obviously, but just my experience.

I'm sure there are plenty of exceptions.

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03-03-2008 09:25 PM  10 years agoPost 7
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a dear friend of mine lost his pilots license at 50,

they picked up a blip on his heart rate at his medical check..

he underwent engioplast ( i think that is correct spelling) that did not work so he had bypass done, and after all that his bottom figure was 46, and the CAA minimum is 50, so they took away his licence and he got some compensation through the insurance... but thats it..

What do you do with your life after being a training captain and involved in aviation for most of your life?

In the end he instructs on the simulator, and i suppose passes on what examiners are looking for in the 6 month check,

BUT I would find that hard... after actually flying..

Matt

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03-03-2008 09:29 PM  10 years agoPost 8
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What do you do with your life after being a training captain and involved in aviation for most of your life?
Sit back and enjoy the bank balance I suppose

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03-03-2008 09:46 PM  10 years agoPost 9
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yeah i suppose,

he must of been on 100K, but like anything, you live up to your means, and you dont expect to be retiring at 50

Matt

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