Re: Airbus Safer?

Date:         09 Sep 98 04:12:23 
From: (Robert Dorsett)
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In article <airliners.1998.1381@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Russell Farris" <> writes:
>Eberhard Lammich <> wrote in article <airliners.1998.1324@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
>> Perhaps time is over for John Wayne with wings. The pilot is a  bus
>> driver with higher salary, that's all.
>While I respect Eberhards opinion, he obviously doesn't understand what
>the job is all about. As a pilot who is currently qualified on the 767 AND
>the DC-3, I'll have to remember the bus driver analogy the next time I'm
>shooting a non-precision approach on a stormy night to a 6,000 foot runway
>with a gusting 30 knot crosswind and no lead in lights. No computer in the
>world can cope with that one...nor could a bus driver, with all the
>implications that entails.

Hey, you've got to remember, it's always clear and visibility unlimited
in the lab and executive boardrooms.

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation               

           "Bother," said Pooh when his engine quit on take-off.