Korean Pilots Avoided Manual Flying, Former Trainers Say On Record this Time

Last week’s blog post, Can Cultural Issues Cause Plane Crashes?as well as the associated email from a purported UA pilot, called attention to some supposed startling attitudes and training practices amongst pilots in South Korea. Today, Bloomberg goes further in detail and gets former pilots and trainers on the record talking about their experiences training pilots overseas. As many had assumed, it seems like the lack of manual flying skills is way more prevalent than we thought.

“I don’t need to know this,” Hooper said the co-pilot told him later, explaining why a maneuver that’s second nature to most U.S. airline pilots rattled him. “We just don’t do this.”

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