Friday, May 19, 2006

Mandatory Retirement at Age 60

One of the often debated issues in the airline business, is the mandatory retirement age (60) for pilots.
There are a variety of arguments on both sides, some more convincing than others.
Here's a nice discussion of the issue, written by a pilot, and also infused with a little bit of humor.
Where do I weigh in on this issue?  When the mandatory medical exams are truly thorough exams, certifying the health of the captain, I'll discuss the subject further.  Right now, there are too many ways around the medical certification for me to consider raising the age.
Let me know what you think.

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