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November 2007 Issue

Hurry Up And Crash

When weíre behind schedule, overlooking or ignoring certain basic tasks directly impacts safety.

Most of us donít fly personal airplanes to waste time. Sure; there are occasions we might pull back the power, look around for things other than traffic, and revel in the view and the freedom aviation provides. But, those of us who use these airplanes for personal transportation often have to stay on a schedule, regardless of whether itís self-inflicted or imposed on us by others. And schedules are made to be broken. Iím often reminded of a truism: If you have time to spare, go by air. It seems no matter how hard I try, Iím frequently behind someoneís idea of a schedule. In fact, when people at my destination ask when Iíll arrive, I just laugh.

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