Question of the Week: What Makes an Ideal Airline Pilot?


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Last week, we asked AVweb readers which of major nominees should receive this year’s Collier Trophy.

Votes ranged far and wide, with the ever-popular other cornering 24% of the total responses. Coming in second was the International Space Station, which 17% of you voted as this year’s most worthy candidate. 15% thought the honor should go to the Kandahar (Afghanistan) air operations team, and 14% gave the nod to the SpaceX Falcon1 development team. If you’d like to see the full breakdown, take a moment to answer the question yourself, and then you can view the real-time results.


The FAA is calling for comments on how to improve training for airline pilots. Since it’s on everyone’s mind, we’d like hear your opinion on what kind of training makes the best airline pilots.

What’s the best way to train an airline pilot?
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