Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Don't Forget to Turn
Several times I had to restrain myself from reminding the pilot to turn. The first time was just after take off. Without turning we would have flown right across the main runway of the Anchorage International airport not a mile away. The flight pattern was filled with huge 747 cargo planes, I think we could have flown right into the engine of one of them. Fortuneately the pilot turned without prompting. Later on in the shadow of the valley of the Ruth glacier (how close can I get) I was hoping that he would remember to turn before we left an oil stain on the towering granite canyon walls. He turned.