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Afraid To Fly? A Journalist's Point Of View  
User currently offlineHaYnFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 146 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

I thought this was a pretty hilarious article written by a journalist currently working for the L.A. Times who used to have to fly as part of the job to get from story to story.....

My favorite quotes:

"Oh, come on," his co-pilot said. "Be a man."

"...we were rushed onboard by an attendant with big hair and bright butterfly wings of blue eye shadow...." (poster's note: I think I've met this flight attendant!)

"It was a Tu-134, the kind of plane that had an emergency rope, not a slide."




Here's a link to read it for yourself:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...g24-2009oct24,0,1800612,full.story

Have a nice day.


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."
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User currently offlineCalibansA333 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

"At the last moment, the pilot dragged the machine from its descent and began skimming just a few yards above the ground, rising to avoid trees and electrical wires, dipping into valleys. Finally I understood. This was terrain flying, Russian-style."

lol wow, great article. Thanks for posting that, what a joy to read!  thumbsup 


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