Please don't start asking about the pilots. Airlines will quickly figure
out how to charge a 'pilot experience levy' to go along with that
carry on bag fee and $6.50 beer.
People: There are 60K domestic flights a day. There is an accident every 3 to
4 years. Do the math! I can almost promise you that you're going to die
I saw reported on KTVU that the names of the four pilots were: Captain Sum Ting
Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee ---, and Bang Ding Ow. I think that pretty
much sums up the pilots.
Just an FYI I heard that story about the pilots names being Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu
Lo, Ho Lee (bleep), and Bang Ding Ow. I saw it on a real newscast in California
where the newscaster claimed the names had been verified. Turns out it was just
a big old hoax. I was suspicious because it was just too good to be true. My
daughter found a retraction by the news station. Sorry if I have disappointed
anyone. It would have been really funny if it was true.
While I disagree with the idea of extreme checking, we should be increasing
regulations and background checks of pilots. How that is to be done is left for
time and debate to decide, but it will not hurt to have that in place. Don't start with the overreaction arguments. Three teenagers would
be alive today if this type of thing had been in place.
Using the NRA gun logic, more tests, regulations, and background checks
won't effect anything. Bad pilots will still fly.