[s-cars] S-CAR-List Digest, Vol 53, Issue 5

mlped at qwest.net mlped at qwest.net
Tue Mar 4 12:43:52 PST 2008

Well Calvin, I defer to Hap, but .....  seems to me like the pilot's faced with a bit of a Hobsian choice :I)

- Mike P

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 12:37 AM, <calvinlc at earthlink.net> wrote:

> OK, I have seen this video like 10 times and I must say that the pilot, in
> my opinion, is a dumbass.  I'll wait for Hap to weigh in on this one, but,
> here's the simple question: If you are 75 feet off the deck and 45 degrees
> off-line with the runway, do you...
> A) keep descending and hope the wind suddenly stops blowing and it
> straightens out
> B) try and go around again in similar conditions
> C) find an airport nearby with a runway that is not situated 90 degrees to
> the stinkin' wind direction!!!
> In my world of values where my life is pretty high up on the list I think
> C
> is better than B is better than A.
> A lot of people have looked at this and said what an amazing job the pilot
> did.  Yes, he did, but that's like saying I was traveling 100 mph down a
> residential street and narrowly missed a kid who darted out in the
> street...boy am I a good driver.  I do not pilot large commercial jets but
> this just seems like common sense to me.
> --Calvin
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