Sat, Oct 04, 2003
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day
usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to
pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"In the old days, one of the flight crew could come out
and check things out, but they can't do that anymore. These days,
we want to keep the cockpit impenetrable to terrorists or
Source: Dave Stempler, president of the Air Travelers
Association, talking about the FAA's recurring proposal to put
cameras inside commercial aircraft. That includes the cockpit.
Pilots, however, have fought off the proposal for more than a
decade, saying cameras in the cockpit would infringe on their
command authority, allowing someone on the ground to monitor -- and
perhaps even direct -- events on board the flight.
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