Wait, you mean to tell me “diversity” might NOT be a strength after all?
A recent epidemic of airline near-misses deserves both attention and reflection.
In mid-December, a San Francisco-bound United Airlines Boeing 777-200 airliner, just a little over a minute after taking off from Maui, Hawaii, suddenly dived. It lost more than half its altitude and came within 800 feet of crashing into the Pacific Ocean before pulling up.
About a month later, an American Airlines jet crossed the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport just as a Delta Air Lines plane was accelerating for takeoff. The two aircraft nearly collided.
Then in February, a FedEx cargo jet at the Austin, Texas, airport missed crashing into a Southwest Airlines airliner by a mere 100 feet.
The same month, an American Airlines Airbus A321 was being towed out of the gate at Los Angeles International Airport and smashed into a bus carrying passengers between terminals, injuring five.
These near and actual accidents come amid a general landscape of aviation chaos.
Gee, wonder if this story has anything at all to do with it—or rather, might be emblematic of the REAL issue here.
Tucker Carlson tells the sad tale of one Conrad Jules Aska from back in 2019. Conrad is a pilot of color as you can see…
Born in Antigua he was quite the pilot….
….except for the whole “grossly unqualified and unsuited to be a pilot” thing.
“The first officer in this accident deliberately concealed his history of performance deficiencies, which limited Atlas Air’s ability to fully evaluate his aptitude and competency as a pilot,” said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt.
The report said Aska’s “tendency to respond impulsively and inappropriately when faced with an unexpected event during training scenarios at multiple employers suggest an inability to remain calm during stressful situations.
Acted impulsively you say? Of course his family tried to sue…
They claimed maintenance and poor pilot training was to blame although even at this point the NTSB realized it was pilot incompetence and error. Of course had Conrad Aska being fired for incompetence, his family likely still would have sued because of racial discrimination.
As I said in yesterday’s post, America Has Too Many Qualified Doctors And Pilots!, if you have an incompetent toll booth attendant, perhaps you get back incorrect change but an incompetent pilot? Your plane goes into the ground.
Yep. VDH sums it all up:
Many of the major airlines have established racial and gender quotas for government pilot training programs. United Airlines has set quotas to ensure half of its trainees will be minorities or women. Since 2013, the FAA has been lowering standards for air traffic control qualifications to achieve de facto race and gender quotas.
In sum, our government is playing with our lives as it prefers diversity, equity and inclusion over ensuring the best-qualified employees are hired on the basis of racially and gender-blind competitive tests and experience.
Again: Yep. In Amerika v2.0, it’s Wokeism über alles; Leftard dogma trumps all other considerations, every time, no matter what. Thus, the FederalGovCo megalith doesn’t give a toss about how many of their hapless subjects they have to kill off in order to establish that Politically Correct is, so to speak, the only way to fly.
If you board a plane to fly, look into the cockpit. If you do not like what you see there, GET OFF THAT PLANE if you want to live. It ain’t just third world and fourth world airlines that hire “diversity” for its own sake!
British Airways was touting an all African crew for its Barbados flight. I think get to the Caribbean by boat.
I’ve done a lot of commercial flying, and having flown both power and sailplanes have a good background in the piloting aspect of aviation. When flying I never worried about American/British/Western European pilots. Of course there were the oddballs but you could never know this and there were damn few. I also knew that every time I stepped foot in a plane outside of that group of Western pilots all bets were off. I have quite a few stories of incompetent pilots I can tell, first hand knowledge because I was there.
Just to sum it up, there are a lot of mediocre pilots around the world. Many of them think they are just a nickel short of being fighter pilots when their actual flying skills and temperament are below standard at best.
I always hated getting on a flight inside Mexico, Bangladesh, China, Russia, or any of the 3rd world countries.
This new push to make pilots out of unsuitable people will not end well.
Sure it will, at least as long as the right people are on the plane they are flying!
Heh, but I doubt that ever happens, at least not without quite a few of “ours” on the same flights.
Maybe they even give “THEM” dummy controls!
You mean they make Biteme fly the plane?
Kamala the co-pilot.
She’d count as two boobs at the wheel.
She would be the one reinflating the copilot like that stewardess in Airplane!
After all, that IS her speicalty!