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carmelo

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What if the the vast mayority of men was not able or prone to pilot a plane,and only very,very,very few had the qualities for fly a fighter?
Well,in our timeline is alredy so, fighter pilots are a minority, but imagine that this percentage is much much less,so that on 400 pilots in our time line ,in this timeline we have only 1 pilot.
What impact we have on world wars and cold War,and on aviation in general ?
 

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Female fighter pilots. Simples.
 

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An additional three possibilities, probably all in place at the same time:

Alternatives to crewed flight - Orville and Wilbur build the first UAV, etc.

MUCH higher salaries for the few who can handle crewed flight.

MUCH more selectivity on what missions really need an airplane.
 

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carmelo said:
Well,in our timeline is alredy so, fighter pilots are a minority, but imagine that this percentage is much much less,so that on 400 pilots in our time line ,in this timeline we have only 1 pilot.
The high standards required for fighter pilots has a lot to do with the ability to learn the required skills in an economical timeframe. If given many more hours of flying training lesser beings can master the job. This has been experimented with by most professional air forces from time to time. The RAF once took a grunt from the RAF Regiment and trained him to fighter pilot standards from start to finish on the Hawk jet. Just to see if it could be done.

So in this world of less coordinated, less aggressive and slower thinking humans there could still be as many fighter pilots as needed just that it would take much longer to train them as such. Though it would be more likely that the fighter aircraft would never actually evolve as it is going to be very rare that someone was ever able to fly a plane effectively enough to shoot down another aircraft in the first place.

Of course the real problem with this world is this slower, unco, passive form of humans: Homo Fumbalis is unlikely to have survived the challenges of pre-industrial life. Therefore it would be the Squirrel that would have inherited the Earth and just about every adult of the Sciurinae Sapien species would have no problems flying a fighter.
 

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Abraham Gubler said:
The RAF once took a grunt from the RAF Regiment and trained him to fighter pilot standards from start to finish on the Hawk jet. Just to see if it could be done.
This is very,very interesting!!
Is possible know more about this experiment?
 

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carmelo said:
Abraham Gubler said:
The RAF once took a grunt from the RAF Regiment and trained him to fighter pilot standards from start to finish on the Hawk jet. Just to see if it could be done.
This is very,very interesting!!
Is possible know more about this experiment?
I remember the anecdote from a magazine article in AIR International in the mid 1990s. Part of a series of articles on contemporary military training aircraft. I'm afraid that's the only tip I can give at the moment.
 
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