Hog Log 11-04Written by Kevin Garrison
There are natural limits on how well flight schools can operate.
On the civilian side of the equation, flight schools are limited in what they can teach their students by cost and time. On the military side, the only real restriction on the quality of what they can teach their flying students is time. Money isn't that big an object, but they can't spend five years teaching a new pilot who has a 10-year service commitment. As it is, almost two years are required to get a military pilot from first flight to first fight.