The Emergency Mindset

When appropriate, Declaring an emergency gives us priority and greater assistance from ATC. But there's a deeper benefit from using the "E" word.

I learned a lot about flying airplanes while working 60 feet underground. I served as a missile launch control officer in the U.S. Air Force in the waning days of the Cold War. We worked in two-person crews, a commander and a deputy, behind a sealed blast door in a small room filled with old-school […]
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