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Author: Ego and   Date: 1/14/2021 10:02:58 AM  +4/-1   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

mindset pretty much spells one equation for outward personal behavior.

From a civilian perspective military pilots are somewhat irrationally pumped up to believe themselves to be the best of the best of the best for the sake of confidence and cooperative unit 'mindset' prior to going to battle.  I know, what a stretch, but it is something like that, esprit de corps, etc.  But, it is not something any military pilot will ever walk away from, it will be with the individual forever.

The challenge for military pilots moving in to civilian flying is how to learn a NEW mindset, and operate effectively with it.  That is far harder than simply being a civilian trained pilot.  Some military pilots take to civil flying like fish to water, some are a bit amphibious about it, so to speak, and some are downright ornery.  I've seen exmilitary pilots literally fired for on the job behavior both with respect to how they flew and how they treated their civilian counterparts.  I never saw a civilian only pilot fired in those respects.

As a check airman the only reallyl demonstrable difference I found betwixt civil only and exmilitary pilots transitioning to civil flying is the latter tended to be much more picky about details civil pilots rarely brought up. 

Double edged sword, good for some purposes, PITA for others.

Big deal is this:  If you have exmilitary pilots help them gain the effecttive civil mindset, whatever that may be for your operations. 

You owe it to them!!  Solve the problem, don't just sit around criticizing like our congressional people do.

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