One of the main issues in pilot career progression, is the ability to accumulate hours on jets…
Budding pilots will do absolutely anything to get jet time and type ratings. Hence why airlines like Ryan Air have the ability to offer zero hour contracts.
Flying is a unique career. Nearly 100% of entrants enter the profession because of their love of flying. Read any pilot profile and most will say, “getting paid to do your hobby is brilliant” – check this months BA magazine….. a 777 pilot says just that….
hence, budding pilots will sell themselves to the devil..
Airlines like BA and perhaps AF, recognize the pilots worth and skills….
If Ryan could get away paying minimum wage to pilots, they would…. is that a fair or professional business model……….??? You tell me….