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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.04.03)

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 and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

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 hijackers."

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.
FMI: www.faa.gov, www.boeing.com

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