Tablets are a hassle. I type 100 wpm and the tablet is cumbersome. There will be spelling and punctuation errors in this post. I don't care...
I spent the morning trying to get through TSA. I had a weird experience yesterday. That I wont get into. That's for later. This morning. They hated my carry on. Between the steel toed shoes and my sandals with the small lift, I was doomed.
It seems the small wedge lift that my pt installed in my left sandal to counteract my support issues must come across as a shank or something. Finally after tearing apart my luggage, pulling out my shoes, and runnjnv it twice I said to them quietly,"the United States. Air Force is about to let me on their flightline and I cant get through TSA? "
They were quiet and suddenly my bag made it through. Good grief.
I spent the afternoon on the flighTline watching F22s take off and in the backshop talking to me chanics.
I am aware of the journalism that is out right now. Its been all the talk out here. Ive read the article a few times and can quote it. I know of the Tv.
I don't blog my job.... but I'm going to make some things clear and others ....not.
Ive known of this since the day after the first incident. I got the report damn close to immediately. NONE of this is new to me. NONE.
I know nearly all the action taken. I know what's going on currently. I get it.
And I still know this is the best a/c ever.
What I wish is ... that Lex were still alive because id want his take on the two pilots and the reporting. Lex knew what was going on. I used to email him about it on the side. My first and only disagreement with him was on the accident investigation at Elmo, faulting the pilot. He agreed w the report. I still say the plane killed the pilot.
But things have been done and two guys are not the voice of the fleet. Just as it annoys all if yiu that the vocal minority get their way, remember...I know of many more who feel the direct opposite.
Would I want my sons to fly one? Only if they couldn't be a naval aviator first.... ;-)Posted by Boudicca at May 7, 2012 09:58 PM