A Triumph Of Emotion Over Evidence
The aviation world was dealt several tough blows last week as a CBS
News report relied on hysteria and half-truths to publicize a
non-existent danger, while a St. Louis jury clobbered an airframe
supplier (Parker-Hannifin) for having it's equipment on board an
aircraft that crashed in a tragic spatial disorientation
We've said as much as we need to, for the moment, on CBS'
lackluster journalistic standards, but the Parker-Hannifin case
really needs to ne examined, carefully and objectively. The fact of
the matter is that this case should never have been allowed to go
to trial. The evidence simply did not support the case.
In various criminal/legal enterprises, Judges and Lawyers are
required to show
"A lot of people would panic, but you
do need to relax to do the correct thing."
Source: Bob Justman commenting how
he survived a ditching in his RV-8 about 60 miles from the coast of
Oahu. A Coast Guard civilian volunteer who flies over Hawaii's
waters in his own plane, Justman said he learned valuable
information two weeks ago from a Coast Guard training course on
emergency procedures. This training proved quite valuable after his
aircraft lost engine power over the open water.