Re: Really Long Range Commercial Transport

From:         akrodriguez@fandago.Read.TASC.COM (A. Kevin Rodriguez)
Organization: TASC
Date:         26 May 94 12:14:44 
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I have a cousin who flies B737s for United.  He jumped
at the chance to go from B747-400 1st Officer to Captain
on the B737.  Other than the obvious reasons on taking the
captain spot, what is the likelyhood that a competent
professional pilot will prefer sitting in either seat
oversighting the autopilot for 6 to 8 hours?  Granted there will
be period of activity, but not enough to keep the good ones
interested.  What happens if you add another 4 to 8 hours
flying time onto an airframe?  You'll get pilots who are
collecting their seniority hours to bid other positions.
Am I dead wrong on this?

A. Kevin Rodriguez
The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC)
Reading, Massachusetts
Just use common sense!