Thu, Nov 20, 2003
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"There are numerous other instances where pilots have
successfully averted disaster over the years. Consider the 291
passengers aboard an AirTransat A330-200 in the Azores on August
24, 2001 after both engines lost power at cruise altitude due to a
leak in the fuel system. The pilots were able to coax the huge jet
to glide without power for 20 minutes for about 115 miles over the
ocean and land on a military airfield runway, averting a mid-ocean
ditching. Did the passengers who gratefully deplaned that day think
their pilots were overpaid? I am betting the answer is a resounding
Source: Captain John E. Darrah, APA President,
protesting a CBS Market watch article that characterized airline
pilots as overpaid.
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