Ryanair’s Boss Michael O’Leary has announced this morning plans for the airline to recruit 125 hang gliding pilots in the next week or two. The expected influx is to cover the existing shortage of Ryanair pilots who are currently threatening industrial action over conditions and pay.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary told Civil Unrest:
“Our loyal customers should not worry about our new hang gliding pilots and their lack of commercial flight experience. Each new pilot will have the opportunity to spend 8 hours on our state of the art flight simulator to help bring them up to speed”.
“Afterwards they will be transformed into commercial pilots capable of taking off, landing and full autopilot use. They will also be on a lower tier pay grade with limited holiday options and a compulsory 110 hour working week “.
“We hope you are excited as I am about our new pilot scheme. Please do give a warm welcome if you do see any of our new Ryanair hang gliding pilots on your next delayed flight”.