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Russian pilots should repair aircraft themselves, says officialRussia’s pilots should become mechanics and learn how to maintain aircraft themselves, according to the country’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Oleg Bocharov. “Together with the Ministry of transport we should prepare and certify pilots as universal soldiers: they should be pilots and mechanics at the same time. And the equipment should include the possibility of field repairs,” Bocharov announced during a session at the Eastern Economic Forum reported by Aviatorschina’s Telegram… (www.aerotime.aero) More...
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hearing a delusional russian official speak this degree of nonsense is pretty funny. Behold an ignorant beaurocrat complelely at sea with fanciful thoughts, who has the courage to show the world what a dumb-ass he truly is.
Well now we know who he will blame when they install cheap uncertified parts on a plane and it crashes.
Be even easier if the pilot/‘mechanic’ doesn’t survive to defend themselves
This idea, and the uncertified parts being installed on their Airbus and Boeing fleets, should really help their safety record.
Clear example why one of the greatest powers in the world is getting it's butt kicked by a little nation. The powers to be have no understanding of how things actually work. And if they do, a little bribe money can change their opinion. It would be funny if thousands of young men and women hadn't already been used as cannon fodder.
@Patrick Baker . I agree with your sentiments but I think you missed the point. Doug was trying to point out that since Mr. Buttigieg is the secretary of transportation in the US he might see the article and try the same implement the same strategy here. It was a joke, but not a gay joke