Everybody is talking about yesterday's aviation action. If you haven't heard about the plane landing in the river, check out the news.
It's kind of fun to have A around the house with all his technical knowledge. I can ask questions like " hmm, do you think it was XYZ that caused the crash?" or "do you think it really went like this?". And aside from then having to endure a lecture about vertical stabilizers, de-icing procedures, the allowable time response for a flight attendant to pick up an emergency call from the cockpit or whatever else A deems necessary background information, I actually get a reasonable answer to my question. Then I can walk around feeling special because I have a better speculation than everybody else about what might have occurred.
We also had fun heckling the CNN news from our couch last night. They kept saying there were 'two crew members and three flight attendants". When did the flight attendants cease to be crew members? I wonder if someone from the flight attendant union gave them a call and set them straight. And then they committed the ultimate no-no (from a professional pilot's point of view) of having someone who is a private pilot commenting about what might have happened during an interview. As if the ability to fly a Cessna around on the weekend in vfr conditions would make someone eligible to comment on the standard operating procedures and emergency procedures for a commercial Airbus full of people.
I'm sure people in other professions have the same issues, right?