Re: Airbus Safer?

Date:         09 Sep 98 04:12:23 
From:         rdd@netcom.com (Robert Dorsett)
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In article <airliners.1998.1381@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Russell Farris" <russf@prodigy.net> writes:
>Eberhard Lammich <lrt11563@rpool16.rus.uni-stuttgart.de> 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.

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Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation
rdd@netcom.com                         aero-simulation@cactus.org

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