"Because button pushers that want to be able to tell everyone they're a pilot are getting churned out by equally inexperienced instructors all willing to work for pocket change. Real stick and rudder folks (the ones that inherently know how to fly) recognize their worth and hopefully refuse to be responsible for 100s of lives and millions in assets for what equates to less than a McDonald's manager's salary. (Sorry McDonald's managers)"
Well said fred! I am a 300 hr commercial pilot (looking for a job) and i am an a&p for a major airline. Growing up, i've always wanted to be an airline pilot. But now i can clearly see that its not what it used to be. I would have to take a considerable pay cut to transfer over as a pilot. As a mechanic i've been able to learn alot about the airbus A320 aircraft, and it crazy to see how much authority that the aircraft has over the flightcrew. No thanks, i would rather fly an aircraft that doesn't tell me how to do my job!