May 1999 Issue

Wings and Things

Wings, BFRs and IPCs may keep you legal, but may not go far enough in keeping you safe

The FAA has set minimum requirements that pilots must meet in order to legally fly, but meeting those minimums probably aren’t enough to keep you safe.

A couple of years ago Daniel Webster College established an orientation program for incoming freshmen in which they would be indoctrinated into the ways of college life. One speaker, a professor of Humanities, discussed the virtues of the “educated man” in days gone by versus the learned man or woman of today. One of his points was that although there was a time when an individual could, in fact, read every book in existence and learn all that educated people should know, those days were long gone. His point was that it is no longer possib...

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