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Eye In The Sky said:To produce more folks like Capt Paul Turpie, and Capt Mary Cameron-Kelly?
Both are amazing pilots, I've had them both for a Skipper at some point (MCK was my first deployment Skipper), professional officers and damn nice people. Obviously, too, they are the exception, not the rule where they've managed to stay Junior Officers and continue to do what they love to do; fly.
These mechanisms exist already. It is easy to become a “Captain for life” and, if you are competent, keep flying. Get yourself removed from the merit list or opt out of a PER. I don’t think we need to create an entirely new rank structure, with less pay (don’t you think it would exacerbate the dis-satisfaction pilots have for compensation, increasing retention challenges?) something that can be managed within individual capabilities.
I really don!t understand. I am advocating for equal pay and rank for people doing the same work but that’s somehow the unpopular view?