LOL, don’t sweat it... I did put a wink smilie at the end.bmcj.......yeah I know,I tend to be outspoken and think a little differently than most.......its a blessing and / or curse.
So I will say You're Welcome or I'm Sorry...whichever applies this time....lol
Lets face it, people that share every thing in their lives on Facebook is stupid is correct. We all did stupid things when we were young and didn't know better and I'm sure glad it wasn't common knowledge. Its a choice, be on Facebook, etc or not, controlled by the pop culture or not, etc. Today the youth are taught to conform so everyone is just a clone of everyone else from day one in the Gov schools. Not taught to question and and think for themselves. Not only not taught, but highly discouraged.Yes, the cost of employing a new graduate today is so expensive that the companies do everything that they can to ensure that the new hire meets their standards. The Facebook thing is a parenting issue.
Seems to me that it always has been that way. Today, though, thanks to an apparent need by the young to document and share on the www every stupid thing that they do, it is harder for that stupid behavior to be forgotten and, therefore, easier to disqualify themselves.
Edit: I'm really glad that my youth was not documented on the www.
No, not by society; by their own decisions.
Lots of good information there and I don't quibble with a bit of it.In 1970 median rent was 17% of median salary, in 2018, median rent was 36% of median salary. This makes it harder to get started out in life for young people, and that doesn't factor in the huge increase in tuition for those that go to college, and loan repayments for those that get them.
Simpler then, easier now. I'm guessing you occasionally worried about where the next meal or utility payment might come from. Your grandchildren (or at least their peers) worry about when to upgrade to the iPhone 14 and which streaming service to cancel...I think is was a lot easier for me when I was first starting out in the world than for my Grand kids now.
No, if the grandchildren worry about when to upgrade to the iPhone 14 then someone else is still taking care of them.Simpler then, easier now. I'm guessing you occasionally worried about where the next meal or utility payment might come from. Your grandchildren (or at least their peers) worry about when to upgrade to the iPhone 14 and which streaming service to cancel...
^^^Yup!...Edit: I'm really glad that my youth was not documented on the www.
^^^Yup!...No, not by society; by their own decisions...
Yes a $50K or $100K AA1 is currently a pipe dream. BUT it should not be if you look at inflation, wages, technology, etc.Two things: I think your 1968(?) AA1 would now be north of $100K new. Gasoline costs ten times what it did in 1973 when I was learning to fly. A 172 costs 20 times as much as then. Houses cost 20 times as much as then. The minimum wage is ten times as high as it was then. A PPL costs a lot more than ten times what it did then, though it's now 45 hours instead of 35.
The 172's rise is inflation PLUS all the fancy gadgetry PLUS the liability insurance Cessna has to fund for the 18-year liability frame for that airplane, which comes to around a third of the purchase price. Engine makers are faced with the same nonsense. Anybody that makes anything in that airplane...
And an $100K AA1 would be a pipe dream. The FAA has constantly beefed up the standards over the years, making construction more expensive and the airplane heavier, requiring more power. A classic example are the FAR23 occupant seat standards that now require 23G seats in the front and 19 G seats elsewhere. A 172's seats now weigh three or four times what they did in 1973. Other places on the airframe were beefed up to eliminate the problem spots. The G1000 stuff adds up to more weight than the steam gauges did. So now it needs 180 HP to pull it around, which burns more gas, which requires more fuel capacity, which requires a 250-lb higher gross weight, and the airplane still has a useful load 50 pounds less than it did in '73.
Canadians and Americans nearly priced themselves out of the manufacturing sector in the '80s. Union demands for massive pay and benefits drove manufacturers offshore and toward automation. Stuff still made in the US and cnada has a hard time competing with imported items, and that includes airplanes. Automating the construction of an airplane that sells 100 units a year isn't feasible.
Government regulations. They have increased 200 fold! Not just the FAA. Do manufacturers paint those newer airplanes. Bring in the EPA, OSHA, city government, etc. Just one example........
So the real question is with inflation about 7 times since 1969 why have aircraft gone up 20++ times? We know it is not labor. We know it is not automation costs. At least for Piper it is not insurance costs. We know it is not certification costs for aircraft that have been certified for many years. We know it is not radios. So what is it?
Lol, getting the job isn't hard. Swear to God at times it's breathing and heartbeat? Check! Pee test! Passed? Here's a bus ticket!Yah, it was a struggle - getting one of those jobs. If you didn't have the right connections you had to go home every day at 5 too.
What an inefficient use of time.
https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180404X13226&AKey=1&RType=Final&IType=FAIt is my understanding that Piper no longer has product liability insurance.
How many pa28/32's are out there now?The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
Extensive fatigue cracking in the left-wing main spar lower cap and doublers, which resulted in the in-flight separation of the left wing. The fatigue cracks initiated and grew to a critical size due to flight and ground loads associated with flight-training involving flight-training maneuvers, significant operation at low altitudes and frequent landing cycles. Previously established inspection criteria were insufficient to detect the fatigue crack before it grew to a critical size.
Then a Caterham Super 7 should have followed the C172 in price. It has not, it looks like the price of a Caterham Super 7 follow the VW Golf and other cars. Some hundreds Caterham cars are made annually, high volume is obvious not required to keep costs down.I'm going to guess they're missing out on volume and subsidies.
How many VW Golfs are made per year?
Cessna stopped building their piston singles in 1986 due to lawsuits against them for accidents in airplanes that had left the factory 40 years before. Even if they won the court case they still had the legal costs. They had to, and still have to, retain legal counsel. What's the root of that? Society's tendency to teach kids so much self-esteem that an accident must be someone else's fault. And greed. And the perceived deep pockets of the industry. A lot of workers were laid off when they stopped production.So the real question is with inflation about 7 times since 1969 why have aircraft gone up 20++ times? We know it is not labor. We know it is not automation costs. At least for Piper it is not insurance costs. We know it is not certification costs for aircraft that have been certified for many years. We know it is not radios. So what is it?