Is it appropriate to take young people with limited flying experience--or no experience--and administer them an airline-intensive training program, allowing them to serve as first officers?'' Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Vice President Paul McDuffee framed the question many North American aviation managers are asking these days as the availability of young journeymen commercial pilots appears to be on the wane. Putting a 300-hour pilot in the right seat of a regional turboprop or ...


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