Date: 17 Mar 99 01:25:05 From: Stuart Feigin <email@example.com> Organization: Oracle Corporation. Redwood Shores, CA References: 1 2 3 4 5 Followups: 1 2 3 4
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Ron Parsons wrote: > Actually, AA discontinued the audio monitor solely because some lawyers > were plugging in tape recorders in the hope they could catch something on > tape so that they could file a suit for $$. Just to throw in my 2 cents, I was once on a United flight heading west out of Denver when I wished I wasn't listening to the cockpit radio. There was moderate turbulence being reported over the Rockies, and my pilot apparently chose to fly much lower than normal to avoid it. He was right, we did have a smnooth ride, but the radio traffic was disconcerting. The controller kept telling him he neded to climb, and the pilot kept trying to stay low. Eventually, the controller said something like "radar service terminated" as if to avoid liability for the impending crash. I was a bit nervous, but the non-listening pasengers just enjoyed the smooth ride.