- Oct 5, 2016
Well I kind of don't have a choice. I don't fly the MAX, I'm out of a job. However, VA are going about it the right way. Firstly, they've delayed introduction of it. I realise they couldn't afford it anyway, blessing in disguise?So a question for the pilots ..... what changes would make YOU willing to fly the MAX?
Secondly, we are obtaining a MAX sim in the next year well before the first aircraft arrives, giving the pilot group plenty of time so work out differences. It's not even mandatory to have a MAX sim in order to fly it, yet the company is investing heavily in training and not relying on just a powerpoint presentation, so the sim will come with all the updated software from Boeing. VA will be just a handful of operators out there with a MAX sim.
So my message to Boeing? Personally, I'd just love to know that there are no hidden surprises in ANY aircraft I operate. Give me all the information so I can do my job properly and not become a test pilot with paying passengers on board.