148152, RE: Not even Cialis can help !!!|
Posted by EdGreene, Fri Jan-25-08 11:05 PM
I hate to tell you it takes little bit more than that, but of course you were already aware it also takes a keen mind to fly a fighter aircraft,
I made light of "what it takes" in that the skills are mostly perceptual, as opposed to mental.
Strapping on a fighter makes you one with it and your abilities are its virtues and vice-versa.
...many military pilots hold master degrees, many military pilots are aeronautical engineers.
I am reminded that nearly 100% of all airline pilots were once military pilots, the huge mass of them earning their degrees while in the military, "Free" educations we taxpayers paid for.
It also takes certain amount of coolness under pressure to recover from an emergency. To handle high “G” forces requires one to be in good physical shape. Agreed; which makes them first and foremost, as I have noted, physical exemplars, not necessarily mental giants, though most of them are both better educated and better pilots than say a Charles Lindberg or Dick Bong.