Friday, March 04, 2011

A Flying Myth ...

Patrick Smith's "Ask the Pilot" column in Salon is always informative and sometimes myth-busting, as is today's.

Patrick, a pilot for a major airline who flies international routes, takes on the subject of how the brakes are applied, and sometimes with a little force, on landings. It isn't what some airline cynics assume, that the pilots want to get off the runway fast so they can get home faster and grab a cold brewsky.

I like this line: "Say what you want about airlines and the indignities of flying, but if anybody in this business has the passengers' backs, it's the flight crew."


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