`PILOTS GIVEN OPTION TO FLY OR NOT TO FLY` NEWS 19 APRIL 2010
NO PRESSURE THEN?
This is awful, now if pilots fly and something happens pilots get the blame for going up.
If we don`t fly - then rude disgusting newscasters like Jeremy Paxton, will blame the pilots for being whimpy and not flying - while there will be some Bozo of equally low intelligence to Geremy Paxman (the spelling of his name is not important as he is so insignificant to the world in general) there will be some Bozo flying and squealing "-its all very nice up here - not a cloud in the sky. . ." in a squeeky voice.
The situation to date, was healthy - B.A. boss gingerly flew out west along a NATSTRACK to try the air for himself (good call).
NATS had closed the airspace due to advice and information of the highest order from the MET boys and girls. So what is the problem? The Royal Navy have a ship or two on readiness to rescue those stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk.
All sorted!!? . . but no. . . . they couldn`t all handle that - now they have got to relay the political pressure onto the pilots, who will make the best decisions based on Flight Safety, the safety of the pax and their authority as per the Air Navigation Order . . . . .
Yep, it just HAD to come down to the poor old pilots in the end didn`t it?
I can hear the conversations now:-
"We`re having a hard time - lets let the pilots feel some of the pressure instead - after all, what are THEY doing, sunning themselves whilst us officials are sweating it under the media"
Thats the psychology - well, tough titty mates!
Either open the airspace IF IT IS SAFE
Keep it closed UNTIL IT IS SAFE
But don`t put the pressure or the media glare on us!! Because I will tell you what. . . We aint flying, until YOU deem it safe to do so - AND - we consider it safe to do so by about. . . .100%+ ok?
And IFALPA / BALPA, where are you when you are needed?