The dangers of multi crew to inexperienced pilots

You might not think it, but there is an inherent risk in having more than one pilot in a single pilot capable aircraft. The ‘crew’ can become in danger of group think, as well as a false sense of confidence due to the presence of the other pilot; this is especially so if there is a cockpit gradient or assumed capability, skill or endorsement on behalf of the other pilot.

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Is there still a Pilot Shortage in 2020?

The words ‘Pilot Shortage’ are generally on the front cover of aviation magazines, at least once per year. Flying Schools will repeat the headline in almost every advertisement, and the aircraft manufacturers shout it out with the release of every new passenger jet, or trainer aircraft. But is the claim completely true, or is there actually a twist?

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