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Pilots License in view of Corona
Dear Mr. Schlappig,
I am a frequent follower of and enthusiastic of your blog.
In Germany, where I am residing, there is a minimum flying time for any pilot to retain the license (which i consider reasonable and diligent). I would ecpect this would be the same, all over the world. With Corona significantly minimizing air traffic and given the prognosis of how long it may take to reinstate normal air traffic conditions: do you have any idea of how pilots and airlines secure that they will not eventually loose their licensis for lack of actual flying?
In the US, they wouldnt necessarily lose their licenses but they would no longer be current (meaning legal) to fly, and would need a sign-off by an instructor (after some simulator time or flight time with an aircrw instructor). Airlines invest a lot of money in their training facilities these days as even pilots flying regularly will still have to get periodic simulator sign-offs for things like emergency procedures.