You should take it up with Boeing for just up and deciding to remove that 3rd seat for no reason like they did...I mean unless you wanna confess all of that new technology kicked you out of a job, oh and kippity clap clap you mention a whopping THREE air frames that still use an FE to this day
I have nothing to take up with boeing. Nobody kicked me out of any job. You sound like a ten year old. Kippity clapp clapp? Is it past your bed time?
You're what, a student pilot, maybe a low time instructor, waffling on about trying to get to the airlines? Your experience level is zip. You don't know squat about what you're trying to say. I've experience as an international widebody captain. You? Not so much? You're going to pick your student's brain?
Technology hasn't put me out of a job, and it didn't put flight engineers out of a job. You attempted to say that navigation technology cost flight engineers their jobs, and it didn't. Economics did that; airlines demanded airframes that did away with the FE seat, which is why aircraft like the 747 Classic moved to the 747-400, eliminated the FE seat and made other changes. I'm not in the least concerned with "job loss," and it wasn't a technology-driven change. It was an economic demand on the part of the clients who purchased the aircraft. You wouldn't know about that. I'm a qualified FE. I don't make my living as a FE, but I make a very good living none the less, using several of my five FAA certificates. The FE is but one.
I dunno if anyone else is seeing this, but just a few posts ago you were writing off this emerging autonomous technology as if it would barely affect manned commercial heli operations. But maybe it seems your experience proves otherwise?
Of course you know others are reading this. Don't be an idiot.
Autonomous cockpits aren't going to have a major impact on pilot jobs. They will expand roles and provide additional opportunities to employ rotor and fixed wing aircraft in various roles, but wont' have a major impact on hiring, or employing of pilots. My experience doesn't illustrate anything to the contrary, but your belief that it does shows your ignorance. You really have no idea what you're talking about, and it appears that you have no inkling about how ignorant you are. You actually think you know what your'e saying, for which you should also be embarrassed, burt don't know enough to be embarrassed about that, either.
So you admit that at you are/where a certified flight engineeeeeeeer...but right now it seems you are not gainfully employed as one? Then you give me a hard time about going dual rated/ATP in a separate thread, but on it seems on this you come off as an experienced heli pilot?
Admit? No, I told you. I'm a certificated flight engineer (what do you think a "certified flight engineer "is?). I'm a number of other things, too, and make a very good living as a pilot.
You're not a dual-rated ATP. You're not an ATP. You don't meet the qualifications. I am an ATP, as are many of the other posters here.
No, I don't work as a FE. I work as a pilot. What's your point, bright spark?
.....dude are you projecting on me?
"Dude?" Really? Grow up.
Edited by avbug, 08 June 2016 - 01:03.