- Sep 17, 2008
They have a reason for that. Many other cultures have a stronger work ethic than current generations of North Americans, and they know their 3 R's a lot better. I saw it in the flight school I was at for so many years. We had numerous European students that were really motivated and knew that anything they accomplished was going to take hard work. They didn't think they could buy their licenses and ratings. Those things had to be earned. It was a joy to teach them, and they didn't mess up the schedules with cancellations.Most had no interest in gaining new local students because they cater to the sponsored Japanese students that travel to the U.S. to get their pilot training.
3 Rs? Reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic.