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Remarks October 2013 Issue

Crashing Sucks

Years ago I was briefly involved in motorcycle road racing. T-shirts with the slogan, “Crashing Sucks” and a suitable graphic were quite popular. Even then, I thought how appropriate that slogan also was for aviation.

Now we find ourselves with back-to-back airliner crashes while landing in visual conditions and I’m reminded of just how appropriate that slogan is to aviation. Crashing sucks for all the obvious reasons, but we must also remember that aviation is a…

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