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  1. Good luck convincing people to do that that know nothing other than their chosen career path for their entire lives, supporting their families, to walk into a medical office, admit they have a mental health issue, and lose their jobs and income with nothing else to fall back on. Not to mention the fact that, even if you do go get help and take medication to have it under control, you'll likely lose your medical, anyway. So just because some people do it everyday means it is good enough? In your opinion, everything is good the way it works now? Essentially saying "Well the help is there - they just have to go out and get it"? How do you provide logical reasoning to someone that may not be logical or realize they have a problem?
  2. So you're asking someone with a potentially severe mental health issue to 1) notice that they have a problem, 2) willing to tell someone about it, and 3) be willing to under-go treatment? Absolutely they will. They are going to stamp Denied on your application and tell the airline not to hire you because you admitted to having a mental health issue. Do you think a pilot is going to get a job anywhere if they admit to every potential employer they have mental issues? Do you think any employer wants that kind of liability?
  3. How? Because you happen to be in a field that asks about mental health? And it doesn't change the fact that mental health is largely shunned in this country. I've been a pilot for 16 years. Not once have I been asked about mental health. I also don't own a gun, though, so I guess you could add that to your "invalidated argument" list.
  4. For example, the FAA Medical Certificate evaluations are getting heavy on "sleep apnea". While not admitting you snore isn't grounds for immediate removal, you essentially get reviewed by the FAA Medical and have to then go pay, out of your own pocket, thousands of dollars for a sleep study review and diagnosis, submitting those results to the FAA Medical Office; and potentially having your medical certificate revoked. Do you think many pilots are going to admit they snore?
  5. Sure. But why would anyone admit to having a mental disorder if they aren't required to? You are more often punished for doing so in this country.
  6. When is the last time you filled out any form of an application, registration, or anything of the sort that asked about mental illness? Have you ever had a mental health evaluation? Not only that, if someone is diagnosed as having some form of mental disability, it is often grounds for immediate denial of many things. Rather than offer some form of treatment program to keep their job, they are very often punished for self disclosing.
  7. Cool shots. I get to see that plane come in quite frequently from my office. Should plan a time to see the A380 come in. It arrives in the late afternoon and leaves in the evening. It's ginormous!
  8. Annnnnd this is where the thread turns into shameless plugging by people pushing their own VAs....
  9. Thanks Steve - I'll check them out. They look great! I like the more minimalistic, elegant paints myself. Atlas Air is still one of my favorite liveries, along with Polar and Titan. Any plans for a "dirty" version of one of your cargo paints?
  10. Great shots, Chris! I'm about to start Miami to Provo, UT (KPVU) myself. Going to give that Polar livery you used a go!
  11. Been playing catch-up with the 777 updates and all the new integration and your thread was very helpful! Thanks!
  12. This. I have yet to be asked to increase my descent rate to something that I couldn't accomplish without extending the gear, but ATC would definitely get an "unable" if my only other option was to extend the gear at 20,000 feet to achieve my descent target. Then again, I'm practically always above Vlo while descending through 20,000 feet anyway. Jets typically don't 'go down and slow down' at the same time very well at all.
  13. The Avsim link isn't working for people anymore? It seems to be working for me when I try to download it from the library.
  14. No, but I wasn't specifically referring to a 737. There are jets where you either 1) aren't able to do so in overspeed or 2) don't have speed brakes.
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