This is not the first time we have touched on the subject of our over-reliance on technical gadgets and smart phones. I am in the middle of wiggling my way through the annual CTS online training classes for my FAR 135 charter pilot currency and I am more or less surprised that the subject of distractions in the cockpit increasingly keeps popping up among the questions. It is nice to have all that technology available as long as it doesn’t keep you from looking out the cockpit window (I know, I know, unless you’re IFR).
Yet in Chuck’s case demonstrated here today one must wonder if he simply forgot to look out of the window, or if he used his app to his advantage to get out of washing the planes. Maybe he simply didn’t refresh his weather report since it said what he wanted it to say in the morning?
What do you guys think?
Sun and sunlight. I vaguely remember seeing something like that in the past. Well, to be honest, yesterday it was sunny here. But before that we had a winter that lasted about 5 months, and certainly felt like 7 months. It’s high time for spring! I think I can imagine now what winter in Finland or Alaska must feel like, and I can’t say I envy the folks up there. I’m more of a spring and summer guy, after all (although I do love skiing!).
I chose this strip for today, because I can totally relate to Chuck. Summer seems to finally have hit us here in full force, and the weather report says we’re experiencing the hottest days of this year right now. And I am sitting here in my office right underneath the roof of my house, with no air condition. Well, at least I have a fan and a very liberal dress code here!
The dress code, or lack thereof, is one of the things I am really grateful for in my line of work! I couldn’t imagine wearing a suit and a tie at days like these. Or worse, I saw a motorbike cop yesterday in full black leather gear. I started to sweat more by just looking at him…