WolftalonID Posted November 22, 2013 Report Share Posted November 22, 2013 So I was pondering about fire and bridges and why we all love to watch someone else's burn but wouldn't admit we also carry matches. Yes this is all an analogy of speech but the start of a great discussion. We all have as Spike put it, a biased input of the greatest school to go to when any unsuspecting newbie comes in and asks the question. Why not? We gave our money, earned our certs and are happy pilots so of course our school was the greatest! The truth is not all schools can be, and not all are. So this leaves for discussion the things that can be quantified, qualified, and held accountable as such to say....this school has it ALL, and possibly a bag of chips. Now to start a more dramatic approach, not one which I will add to, but to see who will strike that match so we can all be amused at whose bridge burns fastest! I know thats horrible...some probably scowled, some probably giggled, but this is a valid thought so read on. Traditional wisdom and more traditional societal constraints tell us not to start problems...so I do not intend this to be one, but of an attempt at the darkside of the coins question. What schools should we NOT go to? Now those of us that have watched this industry long enough know schools come and go. There are the Silver States that make national news, and there are the ones noone ever knows about. We all got the same great advise when we inquired...."do your research and ask alot of questions". So do we as responsible people just sit idly by and watch the unsuspecting spend their money, loose it all, and say "well thats rough buddy...its a hard industry". Do we say, " they should have done more research....poor bugger". Do we open up and share our experiences and try to sort bad apple school from washout pilot? I have heard stories of those who have suffered in the ranks. So then lies the more intense question. Was the school sub par.....or was the pilot a washout? I dont know too many alpha personalities who would admit the latter...lol. Aviation is a strange culture...I sorta like it that way. Is it worth the effort to expose the dark side of this coin or glue it to the flight line and enjoy the show of guys trying to pick it up? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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