It’s plane washing day

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?

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2 comments on “It’s plane washing day
  1. jan olieslagers says:

    What do you guys think?
    Implying the girls don’t think at all, are you? 🙂

    That said, smart phones seem the next weapon in industry’s battle to make us ever more stupid – I have as yet managed to not own one. Then again, perhaps there are ways to use them intelligently…

  2. FotoJunky says:

    @Jan: I know it is a little late, but smartphones are great for keeping up with chickenwings at remote locations.

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