The first and last page of the Flight Safety bill.
The family members of Flight 3407 have been pushing for reform since the day they learned they lost their loved ones due to preventable mistakes. Colgan Airlines should have NEVER hired a pilot that failed 3 standardized tests. The pilot and co-pilot should have been better trained to deal with icing conditions and stalls. They were not properly trained because the airline wanted to save money out of greed. Greed has caused 50 beautiful people to lose their lives. Each person aboard that plane felt it rolling left and right, pitching up and down. For at least 26 seconds they knew that something was not right, that they might crash. Some were amongst family, others were alone, with no friends or family by their side. My sister was one of those people.
No one on board knew that their lives were in the hands of an inexperienced pilot. If they had, they would not have been on that plane. A lot of the passengers were not even aware that Colgan Air pilots were flying their plane because the ticket was purchased from Continental Airlines. Colgan was only mentioned in the fine print. This needs to change. A parent should never have to hold a funeral for their child; no one should have to receive the call that their family member or friend was aboard that plane. The airlines need to know how much pain they've caused the families and friends of this tragedy. Several families have been traveling down to Washington D.C. to get their point across that they want flights to be safer for everyone. The FAA has been pressured to change their flight hour requirements for pilots to be a minimum of 1500 hours from 250 hours, a substantial amount higher than what it was then. A bill was passed for the requirements, but shortly after the FAA fought against it and are currently trying to save money by getting the bill repealed. Flight 3407 was not the first airline crash due to pilot error, but it will hopefully be the last. The families of the victims of Flight 3407 will not give up until they are sure this will not happen to anyone again.You can see the entire bill