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Let's cut each other some slack, huh?

Let's cut each other some slack, huh?  

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Author: Many sides to this coin.   Date: 1/13/2021 7:24:57 PM  +11/-0   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

I've known some civilian people who could not adapt to the military after they enlisted.  And I've known some military pilots who could not adapt to civilian aviation after they got out.  Different worlds, man.  We pilots like to rate and compare each other: Mine's bigger than yours.  Or I'm better with it than you are.  Whatever.  I'm sure the 160th guys are very good at what they do.  But being a successful civilian professional pilot requires an additional - and completely different - set of skills.  Many of these skills (e.g. dealing with demanding and "mentally-deficient" customers, nitwit Chief Pilots, DOM's that don't know their anus from a hole in the ground..) are not taught in military flight school.  You'd think they'd be instinctive and/or intuitive, but they're not.  So let's cut the former military pilots some slack.  The good ones will adapt and be great!  The ones who really don't want to be in the civilian sector will eventually weed themselves out.  

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160th, not impressed. +13/-13 Confused 1/13/2021 1:00:14 PM