Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Only Way To Fly

Debra Burlingame, sister of one of the 9/11 pilots, explains in no-nonsense detail exactly why U.S Airways was perfectly correct in grounding the "flying imans."

Read it all, but here's the money quote:
Here's what the flying public needs to know about airplanes and civil rights: Once your foot traverses the entranceway of a commercial airliner, you are no longer in a
democracy in which everyone gets a vote and minority rights are affirmatively protected in furtherance of fuzzy, ever-shifting social policy. Ultimately, the responsibility for your personal safety and security rests on the shoulders of one person, the pilot in command. His primary job is to safely transport you and your belongings from one place to another. Period.

Amen to that!