Features January 2010 Issue
Caught up in the Flow
There’s not much you can do when Tower won’t let you go. Here’s what’s happening in ATC’s brain when “hold for release” gets replaced with “I have an expected wheels-up time for you ...”
As pilots or passengers, we fly to go somewhere. That “somewhere” isn’t on an airport ramp, crammed for hours into a stationary airliner. And it’s not cooling your heels in the runup area with the engine shut down.