Question of the Week ...
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Being a commercial pilot isn't quite as glamorous as it once was. Given the emphasis on lay-offs and shrinking retirement funds in recent years, we wondered if there was any romance left for what was once considered a dream job. So last week, AVweb asked how many of you still dream of flying the heavy iron.
Apparently, it's not that many. Only 35% of those who responded answered with an emphatic YES, the best place for an office is still in the cockpit.
The rest of you agreed that commercial-jet piloting has lost some of its mystique — though for different reasons. 10% of you said the job had lost its appeal because of the shrinking financial rewards. Another 20% blamed the inescapable politics that have crept into the cockpit — pilots have to tread carefully among the agendas of unions, management, and maintenance these days. And the final 35% of our respondents said that commercial piloting is just too unstable a career.
*** THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***
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