March 1999 Issue

Caution: Passengers on Board

Who you carry may have a big influence on the outcome of your flight

Consider the pilot Ė a creature of superior intelligence and drive who tires easily of the mundane in the search for new adventure. The pilot looks to the sky and sees romance where the rest of humanity sees only a place from which rain falls. The pilot is the quintessential lover and like anyone in love is completely blind to the reality of relationships. In our case itís the relationship to our passengers.

We pilots havenít a clue what passengers expect when they climb into our machines. We assume they share our passion for flying, but we forget that it was we who left the real world to gain our wings. Whenever we make that occasional foray back to share our gift, the recipients might...

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