Jimmy Nicholson SLAMS Channel Nine poll asking if co-pilots should be removed from flights

Jimmy Nicholson SLAMS Channel Nine poll asking if co-pilots should be removed from commercial flights

Airline pilot-turned-Bachelor Jimmy Nicholson has lashed out at a Channel Nine poll asking whether commercial flights should cut back on the number of pilots.

The reality TV star, 33, posted a screenshot of the poll to Instagram on Wednesday, which asked voters ‘should co-pilots be removed from commercial flights?’

Jimmy didn’t mince words, telling his 83,000 followers his answer was a firm ‘no’.

Jimmy Nicholson (pictured) has lashed out at a Channel Nine poll asking whether commercial flights should cut back on the number of pilots

Jimmy Nicholson (pictured) has lashed out at a Channel Nine poll asking whether commercial flights should cut back on the number of pilots

‘You won’t catch me getting on a commercial flight with one pilot, that’s for sure,’ Jimmy wrote.

It comes after an international push to reduce the required number of pilots on commercial flights from two to one in order to ease crew shortages.

Jimmy’s opinion was shared by many other Australians who voiced their disapproval on 9News’ page.

The reality TV star posted a screenshot of the poll to Instagram on Wednesday, which asked voters 'should co-pilots be removed from commercial flights?'

The reality TV star posted a screenshot of the poll to Instagram on Wednesday, which asked voters ‘should co-pilots be removed from commercial flights?’

One follower wrote it was a bad move because ‘there is no price for safety’ while another person bluntly said it was the ‘dumbest idea ever’.

Last year Jimmy returned to his job as a commercial airline pilot after he was temporarily stood down due to the global pandemic.

He became a volunteer Surf Lifesaver in 2020 to keep busy at a time when most flights were grounded.

The Bondi-based hunk and several of his pilot friends enlisted to become surf life savers, just four months before he was announced as the 2021 Bachelor.

'You won't catch me getting on a commercial flight with one pilot, that's for sure,' Jimmy told his followers

‘You won’t catch me getting on a commercial flight with one pilot, that’s for sure,’ Jimmy told his followers

Back in April 2020, Jimmy shared a photograph of him sitting in the plane’s cockpit, along with the caption: ‘Thanks to Corona I won’t be doing this anytime soon.’

He also reposted a video shared by his fianc√©e, Bachelor winner Holly Kingston.

Set to the song Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver, the video posted to Holly’s Instagram Stories showed a smiling Nicholson reversing his vehicle out of the couple’s driveway.

She captioned the post, ‘My guy back doing what he loves!’

Jimmy got engaged to his Bachelor co-star Holly Kingston (left) earlier this year after they fell in love on the show last year

Jimmy got engaged to his Bachelor co-star Holly Kingston (left) earlier this year after they fell in love on the show last year

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