Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story—Pilots on Food Stamps
Would you fly as a passenger on a commercial airliner if you knew there was no pilot in the cockpit? (One advantage, how could terrorists take over the flying of the craft if there is no onboard way of commanding the airliner?)
Regardless of the hijacking advantage, Airline corporations sense that the traveling public is not ready to travel on a pilotless aircraft.
The truth is that all modern commercial airliners are capable of droned operation from engine start to engine shutdown.
Airline corporations have been offering early retirement benefits and other incentives to experienced pilots who earn a fair wage. These experienced pilots have been replaced with pilots with far less experience whose salary is not a living wage. These individuals are being used to placate the traveling public’s mind until that public is comfortable with the idea of flying in a craft which is remotely controlled.
Read Michael Moore's Pilots on Food Stamps.