Wednesday, May 13, 2009

As I was saying the other day

The pay of commuter air pilots would shock you:

Federal investigators hammered Colgan Air executives about the pay of their pilots — in 24-year-old Shaw's case, she made between $16,000 and $20,000 a year, according to testimony — as well as whether they were discouraged from getting second jobs and felt pressure by the company not to call in sick.

Pilot fatigue also is being examined as a factor in the Flight 3407 crash.

The other pilot, being the senior of the two likely made between 20 and 30k.

A person in an incredibly high-pressured job is paid like dirt -- and expected to work many, many hours.

Good luck on that commuter flight from the feeder airport. You know, like Buffalo or Des Moines.

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