Before I ask my questions, i’d like to go on record today and say I took an intro lesson with ATP in Chicago and absolutely loved it (that skyline and Lake Michigan WOW!) nothing like being in control of the aircraft which i’ve never had the honor to do until today.
My instructor mentioned a very interesting change that is going into effect at least with ‘United Airlines’ where they are dropping the four year degree requirement for Pilots. I again wanted to run by this with you guys the actual Airline Pilots of today to confirm this, is this true and is it likely to follow in the other Airlines where Pilots are no longer going to need to go to college?
My second and the most important question i’ll ever ask on this website involves the inevitable problem of global warming, of coarse you’re pilots and not scientists but I still would love your opinions:
I think it’s fair to say that in general the aviation industry plays a moderately large role Carbon emissions, so is it likely that the Airlines in the future are going to begin seeing much heavier Carbon taxes like the energy source companies from the government in an effort to reduce the amount of emissions put into the air each year? What will this mean for the Pilots, logically i’m assuming this means less air travel meaning less demand for Pilots, correct me if i’m wrong.