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We've all done it ... that is something silly when there is a camera nearby. And now with the Internet, well, let's just say that if you don't want it to show up on Facebook, you'd better not do it. So when this gem of former Cessna president and current EAA board chairman Jack Pelton surfaced, well we knew that we just couldn't pass it by. After seeking and obtaining Jack's permission, we wanted to give you a chance to try to guess what's on his mind.
So ... have at it.
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Primarily refers to an elongated area of shallow high pressure at the earth's surface. It is generally associated with cold air east of the Rockies or Appalachians. It is another name for a ridge, ridge line, or ridge axis. Contrast with a trough. Wedge is also a slang term for a large, wide tornado with a wedge-like shape.
“Through the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Association (IFALPA) and the Air Line Pilots Assn., Int'l (ALPA), APU and ALPA-K have conveyed our concerns about the possibility of inaccurately identifying the cause of the accident, due to NTSB's press conferences which only give prominence to the possibility of a pilot error and unprecedented speed in disclosure of related materials to the public."
Source: Part of a statement issued by the Korean Pilots Association and Asiana Pilots Union, in response to their concerns over public statements and disclosures by the NTSB.