I was amused by the press conference given the day after the crash.. The
pilot praised his crew and especially " the First Officer - who was
flying the plane at the time.."
Thoughts of "So don't blame me!" came to my mind.
I can't believe that Boeing would agree to the Chinese taking a look,
by easter they would be producing 10 777s a week at half the cost.
Mind you the first ones would have bent wings, no wheels and the paint
will chip easily but hey quality will improve in time. I hear Myford
suggested that they let Orville Wright have a look at what might have
gone wrong. Of course if it is anything to do with computers it will
be a lack of shillings in the meter again.
Joking apart, thankfully this time they were bl***y lucky.
On 22 Jan, 00:20, jontom firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Forgot to add, not much of a compliment to BA pilots (or autopilots
for that matter) when most of the passengers interviewed thought it
was just a "normal landing" :-)) More of a "high speed arrival" than a
landing when the wheels fall off.
Well, it worked for me when originally posted, wasn't working earlier
when Ledz posted the above, and is working again now. Possibly the page
had exceeded its bandwidth limit for the day when Ledz tried it.
Oh, dear, you could join one of the mountain rescue teams. Beats
sticking cameras up 'foo foo' valves- or sitting down to pee.
And, yes, before somebody asks. Founder member of the local team and
drove a ski blood waggon in Norway!
On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 02:18:08 -0800 (PST), jontom email@example.com wrote:
Pfftttt.....A hundred years ago, when I were t'lad, I traveled out
east by 'The Flying Pig' (RAF 'Beverly' freighter). You don't know what
knicker-wetting is until you've safely landed on the minute speck which is
the island of Gan.....in the middle of the Indian Ocean, facing backwards
and feeling the salt spray on your face through the cargo door as you
appear to be lower than the wave tops on 'short finals'
Chris Edwards (in deepest Dorset) "....there *must* be an easier way!"
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