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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Monday, September 10, 2007

Shortage of pilots hits local airline operators

Andi Haswidi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Following the recent ban on flying to Europe, the government and local airlines have been making efforts to improve safety, such as by launching various capacity-building programs and making new investments in the safety field.

However, the pressing problem of a lack of pilots in Indonesia -- something that is replicated throughout Asia -- remains unanswered as the growth in demand for flights far exceeds the capacity to train new pilots.

According to Boeing's commercial pilot training arm, Alteon Training, India has fewer than 3,000 pilots today but will need more than 12,000 by 2025, while China needs an average of 2,200 new pilots a year just to keep up with air travel growth.

In Indonesia's case, the Transportation Ministry has reported that requests for pilots from local and foreign operators to the Indonesian Aviation Institute (STPI) stood at 535 as of June, while the center can only produce 45 in the whole year.

There are plans to expand the capacity of the STPI to 120 graduates per year, starting 2008. However, that will still not be enough to meet the growing demand.

Moreover, despite their training at the STPI, the newly graduated pilots cannot directly be employed by the commercial airlines as they only have 180 hours flying time on training aircraft.

"To become a captain, a pilot must have at least 1,500 hours of flying time. However, due to the increasing demand, those who have not achieved that number of hours are appointed as captains when they move to other airlines (from Garuda Indonesia)," Garuda captain Rendy Sasmita Adji Wiboto told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

Speaking after 33 years of experience, Rendy said that experience was crucial for a pilot as there was much that could not be taught in flight school.

"There is declining tendency in pilot quality these days," he said.

On top of the lack of supply, many experienced pilots are being headhunted by foreign airlines, which offer salaries ranging between US$10,000 and $15,000 per month -- roughly five times what a pilot earns in Indonesia -- and better working condition.

"Based on my calculations, about 150 Garuda pilots have been lured away by foreign operators," Rendy said.

An expert on transportation safety and a former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT), Setio Rahardjo, said that flight safety nowadays was at risk not only from "rookie mistakes", but also from pilot fatigue.

"Pilots tend to fly more due to an increase in flight frequency due to the lack of pilots. This could pose a serious threat to safety."

"The government must take quick action to solve this problem. And as for the airlines, they need to provide the best possible working environments for pilots and crew so that they are easily lured away by overseas offers," Setio said.

John Belson, a captain who is also provides training on International Air Transportation Association (IATA) operational safety audits, said that Indonesia was not only suffering from a lack of pilots, but also a lack of maintenance crew.

"I believe in Indonesia you used to have a very good training program for maintenance people. That no longer happens, I'm told," John said.

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