Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
The SADF send all their trainee pilots to the UK, a chopper pilot I know was sent to the RN Air Station at Yeovilton training on the Lynx.
The people they sent were not qualified pilots, they were of the Affirmative Action trainee variety.
The vast majority of the older/experienced pilots took their early retirement because of the unfairness of promotion prospects. To be blunt, if you are white, you wont get anywhere, while unqualified people are promoted above you. That's not being racists, that's fact.
So they lowered the requirements to get other ethnic groups into the air force? Did they do that all over the South African society? I just took a mental note "Never get sick if you are in SA" If they have lowered the requirements for MDs as well