Wrong again!

"The most important wings on an airplane are on the pilot."
---T. Allen McArtor

Here's another quote I hate. I hate it because if you think it through, it's wrong!

If I'm on a plane, and the flight attendant comes on the PA and says, "We have a problem. The pilot has suffered a sudden heart attack," there's still hope that someone else on the plane has some flying experience, or ground control can talk a brave person through landing the plane, or both, as in Airplane!

If I'm on a plane, and the flight attendant comes on the PA and says, "We have a problem. The plane's wings have fallen off," I think we're pretty much screwed.

6 comments:

Miss Hass said...

Amen.

Jon Boy said...

Why do you hate leadership so much, Cicada?

Murray Terreno di Amore said...

And there is always hope that the blow-up auto pilot has been installed in the plane.

Nerd Goddess said...

Actually, on Mythbusters, they proved that an unexperienced pilot could land a plane, but wouldn't need to in today's world, because, actually, the autopilot would pretty much take care of everything if the pilot died or something. Weird. My question is, if the autopilot can do everything, what does the real pilot do?

bedelia said...

I had no idea there were so many crap quotes out there.

Jon Boy said...

And about half of them end up in our planners at some point or another.