Increasing the retirement age from 60 to 65?


#1

The U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has kicked this issue around every few years lately. I’ve heard pros and cons and a few good ideas on how to equitably increase the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 65. What does everyone think? And why? :question:
Also, thanks for this new forum guys!


#2

Got a link to any articles that cover the pros and cons?


#3

Hi Daniel, It’ll take a while, but I’ll dig them up.


#4

Here is one of many articles on the subject avweb.com/news/aeromed/181875-1.html

and an interesting timeline of events & court cases

ppf.org/chrono.htm

It’s called the “FAA Age 60 Rule”. Google that to see lots more.


#5

The AP reviewed 2000 through 2004 NTSB records related to general aviation, a category that encompasses private, recreational and corporate pilots. Also checked were FAA files covering all pilots.

Among the findings:

_ Pilots age 60 and over accounted for 23.6 percent of all general aviation accidents even though they represented just 14.7 percent of all licensed pilots. Those in the 50-59 age group were responsible for 26.4 percent of accidents; they were 22.1 percent of all licensed pilots.

_ Pilots 50 and older were involved in 55.8 percent of all general aviation accidents that led to fatalities, although this group comprised just 36.8 percent of all licensed pilots.

_ Pilots in other age groups - those in their 40s, 30s, and 20s and teens - had proportionately fewer accidents over the five-year period and in each individual year.

Full Story: Older pilots crashing in disproportionate numbers


#6

Daniel, I’m 47 and you’re not giving me a heck of a lot to look forward to… :frowning: