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United Airlines seeks to train 5,000 pilots
by 2030, and wants half of them to be
women and people of color

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Posted By: mean Gene, 4/7/2021 12:51:27 PM

After halting hiring during the coronavirus pandemic, United Airlines is planning to bring on hundreds of pilots and launching a flight school to prepare the next generation for the cockpit. (snip) At least half of the 5,000 students United hopes to train by the end of the decade will be women and people of color, the airline said. Currently, about 7% of the United’s pilots are women and 13% are people of color.

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Sounds like the idea is to train them, but how can you when punctuality, correct math solutions, speaking English, logical thinking, precision and so much more are all "white supremacy?" Train them all you like, but they cannot be trusted to do the incredibly difficult job of piloting a passenger jet unless they relinquish their core beliefs as womyn and POC.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 4/7/2021 12:54:56 PM (No. 747502)
Quota pilots.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 4/7/2021 12:56:15 PM (No. 747503)
Race over competency Gee! What possibly could go wrong?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 4/7/2021 12:58:27 PM (No. 747505)
I’d like them to hire the best and safest pilots. Guess that’s not a priority for United Airlines.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: PCMM 4/7/2021 12:59:03 PM (No. 747506)
Who needs a rayciss like Chesley Sullenberger flying planes? /sarcasm off
29 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymay 4/7/2021 1:03:14 PM (No. 747511)
Might have been a better plan just to do it and not announce it to the world! Just Sayin....
35 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: jimboscott 4/7/2021 1:05:15 PM (No. 747513)
How about just focusing on good pilots. People's lives hang in the balance.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: itsonlyme 4/7/2021 1:05:33 PM (No. 747514)
Fly the friendly skies of The People Of Color Airlines. Book your return on the Women Airlines. Show your boarding pass only to "woke" people. Joe "Dementia" Biden's vision of "Unity".
31 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 4/7/2021 1:06:34 PM (No. 747515)
Fly united? Or die United? s/
36 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: wilarrbie 4/7/2021 1:08:19 PM (No. 747517)
Do swarthy radical terrorists count as diverse or do they have to be women?
23 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Rama41 4/7/2021 1:17:14 PM (No. 747528)
United Airlines now expects to be lauded for discriminating on the basis of race and gender.
45 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: coyote 4/7/2021 1:22:55 PM (No. 747534)
I want all of them to be superb pilots, color doesn't matter.
32 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Periwinkel 4/7/2021 1:24:59 PM (No. 747538)
Yes. But can they fly large passenger jets? Want to bet the first passenger jet that goes down being piloted by one of these pilots of color and gender...we will not be told who they are.
21 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: 3XALADY 4/7/2021 1:25:35 PM (No. 747540)
Friend's DH who is a pilot for United has been on layoff for a year.
17 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: billsv 4/7/2021 1:29:58 PM (No. 747544)
all I can say is Yuk! Competence from whatever human should be primary determination.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: SALady 4/7/2021 1:42:44 PM (No. 747550)
Yeah, knowing that there is a 50% chance that my pilot will be an Affirmative Action hire instead of the most qualified person for the job really makes me know that I will not be flying United Airlines ever again!!!
48 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Highvoltage 4/7/2021 1:43:25 PM (No. 747551)
In my opinion many corporations have lost it. What can we mere citizens do now? Just sit back smile and take it? How about a little push back? Start with elections in two years? Let's give them a purge of liberals like the country has never seen. If they change the voting law we will just take advantage of it in the same way Democrats plan to do. We can and will win!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: voxpopuli 4/7/2021 1:49:18 PM (No. 747556)
what about trangender blind people in wheelchairs.. no?! DISCRIMINATION!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: GoodDeal 4/7/2021 1:58:22 PM (No. 747562)
Of course they gotta be woke. Woke as a joke. But my bet is they can not have white paint on the aircraft. All that has to go. Brown and black fuselage with a rainbow colored vertical stabilizer.
12 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: SilkCity 4/7/2021 1:59:48 PM (No. 747564)
Somewhere Orville and Wilbur are regretting the whole thing...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: WesternTradition 4/7/2021 2:00:21 PM (No. 747565)
This decision will cause many people not to use United Airlines.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: thekidsmom66 4/7/2021 2:03:32 PM (No. 747569)
#5, but that's the only reason they ARE doing it - to loudly virtue signal to the whole world how "woke" they are. It's certainly not because they care about either of those groups.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: NorthernDog 4/7/2021 2:04:14 PM (No. 747570)
If they are qualified then that's terrific. Just keep in mind that plane accidents have become quite rare in the US. Any change will be hard to cover up.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: crashnburn 4/7/2021 2:09:25 PM (No. 747574)
Another Woke airline not to patronize. Making it easier and easier to decide which airline to support.
12 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: Miceal 4/7/2021 2:11:21 PM (No. 747577)
Great... Once again Merit will show to be a better indicator of future success than the color of your skin or where you came from. None so blind as those who WILL NOT see...
9 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 4/7/2021 2:13:40 PM (No. 747579)
Adolph Hitler was also obsessed with race.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: garyhope 4/7/2021 2:25:15 PM (No. 747586)
Yes,....It's so much more important to be "politically correct" than safe or qualified while flying several hundred people. Their lives are less important than feeling smug and good about your pseudo political virtue. Total insanity and gambling with peoples lives.
12 people like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: fingerpicker 4/7/2021 2:26:51 PM (No. 747588)
oh yeah? Well, I want half of my new NBA players to be white.
25 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99 4/7/2021 2:40:24 PM (No. 747599)
Oh, yeah. I want to ride in a plane that is being flown by an AA pilot. Just like I want an AA surgeon to operate on my brain.
10 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: red1066 4/7/2021 2:47:03 PM (No. 747609)
Nice dream, but it's already 2021, and I know I'm not flying in any aircraft with a pilot that has a McDonald's pilot license. It takes years of training to properly fly an aircraft of the size of a passenger jet with about two hundred people on board in a various conditions. Besides, it's not the flying part that takes practice, it's the take offs and landings. It's why the terrorists of 9/11 didn't need to learn how to take off and land. Just be able to turn a plane and aim. The flying part is done by the computer on board.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rather Read 4/7/2021 2:51:06 PM (No. 747618)
Welp, there goes my flying.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: lakerman1 4/7/2021 2:54:19 PM (No. 747623)
The Weather Channel can ad a new section to its 'why airplanes crash' -virtual signaling as a cause of crashes.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: RuckusTom 4/7/2021 3:10:09 PM (No. 747640)
Yep. If I ever need brain surgery I'll be tossing out looking for the best brain surgeon. I'll be looking for the most "diverse" surgeon.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: NYBruin 4/7/2021 3:28:06 PM (No. 747653)
Look who crashed the two Boeing 737 SuperMaxes Hint: it wasn’t a former US military pilot
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Reply 34 - Posted by: rytwng 4/7/2021 3:32:06 PM (No. 747656)
Sounds racist to me.Calling them colored people. We did that a long time ago.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rivetjoint 4/7/2021 3:44:01 PM (No. 747672)
People may be concerned about all those prospective diverse pilots but through various directions it seems that another problem regarding safe air travel is already here. It seems that our air traffic controller's ranks have been recruited largely with diversity in mind, to the concern of the seasoned veterans who are determined to be the best at what they do.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Italiano 4/7/2021 3:49:04 PM (No. 747675)
Look out below...
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Reply 37 - Posted by: anniebc 4/7/2021 3:52:02 PM (No. 747678)
So United Airlines is telling US they've been racists all these years. Am I the only one who sees it this way?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/7/2021 3:57:24 PM (No. 747681)
United, got news for you. Dissing the hispanics like this is a very bad idea. By the way, how many trannies do you plan to hire?
6 people like this.

Reply 39 - Posted by: YorkieMom 4/7/2021 4:01:00 PM (No. 747686)
My grandson is starting pilot training this summer. He’s white and smart. I hope he can get a job.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 4/7/2021 4:01:00 PM (No. 747687)
Good luck. In 2030 let us know if you reached your goal. No one will have any money to travel because of Biden and Harris and the left.
4 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: DVC 4/7/2021 4:01:26 PM (No. 747688)
This will almost to a certainty mean lowered standards for affirmative action pilots. Lowered standards WILL cause more crashes, guaranteed. Many women and minorities are fully capable, but I will bet you not enough are actually interested to make up that quota without lowering standards. Watch for more smoking holes in the ground.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Agent Orange 4/7/2021 4:05:50 PM (No. 747692)
As someone that used to fly three or four times a week. I had just 3.5 million miles on NWA/Delta when I retired. I would never fly on an aircraft manned by an 'Affirmative Action' cockpit crew. To the fools and idiots at United, we don't want to be in an airplane wth the"man/woman/or it" that met all of your affirmative action boxes. If that happens, we will see third world pilots that are as proficient and knowledgeable as the Lion Air or Ethiopia Air that crashed because the pilots didn't know how to fly to their next destination. That's probably why they kept re-engaging the 'autopilot. All American based airlines (not the airline American) needs to hire only the very best. I will be damned if I'm going to let an 'Affirmative Action cockpit' crew fly me into a mountainside. MSgt USAF (ret)
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Reply 43 - Posted by: downnout 4/7/2021 4:34:40 PM (No. 747704)
I don’t care if they hire purple unicorns if they’re qualified pilots, but I’m afraid in the names of diversity and inclusion, standards will be lowered. And that scares the devil out of me.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: smokincol 4/7/2021 4:43:12 PM (No. 747708)
as long as the pilot can get me from here to there and back again, I don't care what gender or color he/she is, my objection would be a devout Muslim pilot, then I just might de-plane and wait for another one.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 4/7/2021 4:58:19 PM (No. 747727)
The FAA has just announced a massive increase in its staff - - in order to investigate the huge increase in future crashes.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: mc squared 4/7/2021 4:58:56 PM (No. 747728)
Like this is a new policy? Still wanna' fly - any airline?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: bpl40 4/7/2021 5:13:23 PM (No. 747738)
Delta is already off my list. Now United.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: TJ54 4/7/2021 5:17:51 PM (No. 747741)
Glad I don’t fly United. I wonder if United execs will select their brain surgeon using that criteria?
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Reply 49 - Posted by: LadyHen 4/7/2021 5:26:37 PM (No. 747748)
When I want a surgeon, I want the best. Not really concerned about anything but skill, not race or color or sex or even nationality. Same with pilots.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: Buzzman 4/7/2021 5:28:25 PM (No. 747749)
Are you kidding me? Affirmative action pilots in charge of hundreds of lives? Does anyone understand how affirmative action actually works? It's a jobs program for unqualified people who could never qualify in order to virtue signal and make diversity quotas. How stupid are liberals? Stupid enough to think that it's better to have an unqualified pilot fly their plane because they are a minority instead of someone who might actually keep them alive. If this isn't proof that liberals suffer a brain disorder, I don't know what is. God save us from these morons.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: FormerDem 4/7/2021 5:38:25 PM (No. 747755)
noted.....
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Strike3 4/7/2021 5:40:58 PM (No. 747756)
If you haven't stopped flying already... now would be a good time.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: kono 4/7/2021 5:42:20 PM (No. 747758)
Thanks; but I think I'll drive, instead.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: Folsomguy 4/7/2021 6:19:53 PM (No. 747791)
Call me silly but I'm one of those dumb people who prefers to have the most qualified pilot and I don't care what they are sex or color or nationality wise.
3 people like this.

Reply 55 - Posted by: swarfer 4/7/2021 7:10:08 PM (No. 747826)
It is against federal and all state law to preferentially hire people based on sex or race or conspire to do so. Get those lawyers ready because this administration wont’t lift a finger, they might even defend corporations.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: Daisy Mae 4/7/2021 8:08:05 PM (No. 747859)
Won't be flying United, nor will any of my family. I prefer my pilot to be exemplary, not a quotient.
4 people like this.

Reply 57 - Posted by: or gate 4/7/2021 8:56:22 PM (No. 747895)
If they pass the failures, we are in for more liberal policies.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: ROLFNader 4/7/2021 9:03:19 PM (No. 747901)
Note to self...................
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Reply 59 - Posted by: or gate 4/7/2021 9:14:25 PM (No. 747916)
Promote the idiots.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 4/7/2021 9:20:05 PM (No. 747919)
proble. you just need to self identify ss female and they have t accept you as female. we need to push to get the same right to self identify as a monority
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Reply 61 - Posted by: moebellini3 4/7/2021 9:48:21 PM (No. 747940)
Which only means that the standards used grade the performance of pilots will be lowered. Which also means that safety will take a back seat to diversity. United Airlines is now being run by a sick person. When you put diversity above safety its time for you to go.
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Reply 62 - Posted by: DVC 4/8/2021 3:04:25 AM (No. 748056)
I think that they need to stop discrimination against blind people who really have always wanted to be an airline pilot.
0 people like this.

Reply 63 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/8/2021 3:26:54 AM (No. 748063)
Now I know I am never flying again.
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Reply 64 - Posted by: JHHolliday 4/8/2021 12:39:05 PM (No. 748514)
This reminds me of female pilot who was fast tracked to be a carrier fighter pilot. The brass wanted a female for political correctness reasons and they passed her on in spite of instructor misgivings. She came in short and hit the stern of the carrier in a fatal accident.
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Reply 65 - Posted by: paral04 4/8/2021 12:49:09 PM (No. 748520)
Great! Will they complain about being put in the back of the line by the Control Tower or will they have quotas for that also?
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Reply 66 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 4/8/2021 10:17:48 PM (No. 748965)
Why don't they post the pilots race, gender and years of service? Let the passengers decide if they want to fly on that plane. You pick a doctor or lawyer by their credentials, why not a pilot?
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President Joe Biden suggested on Monday that the police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright over the weekend in Minneapolis could potentially have been “intentional” as he urged calm while investigators work to conclude what happened.“I think we got to wait and see what the investigation shows,” Biden said. “And the entire investigation. You all watched, I assume as I did the film, which is fairly, the body cam, which is fairly, fairly graphic. Question is, was it an accident, was it intentional? It remains to be determined by a full blown investigation.”
Exclusive: Daunte Wright had a warrant
out for his arrest for attempted
aggravated robbery charges after
'choking and holding a woman at
gunpoint for $820 in 2019,'
court papers reveal
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Posted by Ribicon 4/13/2021 6:02:48 PM Post Reply
Daunte Wright choked a woman and threatened to shoot her if she did not hand over $820 she had stuffed in her bra, court papers obtained by DailyMail.com allege. That is the case that led to a warrant for his arrest at the time he was shot and killed by police officer Kimberly Potter in Minnesota on Sunday, leading to days of unrest. And online speculation that he did not know there was a warrant out for his arrest is false, DailyMail.com has learned.(Snip) Wright was due to face trial on a charge of attempted aggravated robbery—with a possible maximum sentence of 20 years
Pentagon developing microchip vaccine
that will continuously detect virus in body
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Posted by ConservativeYogini 4/13/2021 10:08:50 AM Post Reply
The Pentagon is attempting to develop a coronavirus vaccine that would protect recipients from all variants and add implantable microchip technology that can detect the virus in the body. Retired Col. Matt Hepburn, an Army infectious disease physician leading the Pentagon's 's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's pandemic response, introduced the technology and hopes it also will combat future pandemics. During a CBS "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday, Hepburn showed a green tissue-like gel that could be added to future vaccines as the technological aspect for detecting the virus before people become sick. “You put it underneath your skin and what that tells you is
Tucker’s magnificent statement about
Democrats disenfranchising Americans
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Posted by Magnante 4/13/2021 4:26:50 AM Post Reply
The words “epic” or “magnificent” are becoming cliched because they’re constantly used as clickbait headlines for things that are anything but “epic” or “magnificent.” That’s a shame because both words apply with their original force to Tucker Carlson’s opening monologue on Monday night. He brought both logic and passion to explaining that the Democrat party’s open borders policy is deliberately intended to import people who will vote for Democrats. In hindsight, what he said is completely obvious but too few people think about illegal immigration in the terms Tucker did. More must if we are to preserve our liberty-oriented, merit-based, constitutional republic.
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