Back in 2006, I blogged about a bunch of nonsense that they do on commercial airline flights, including the idiocy of schooling passengers on what to do in the “unlikely event of a water landing.”
My friend Peter Thompson’s research found that there had been more than 150 million commercial flights since 1970 without a single water landing.
How rude of Chesley Sullenberger to make Peter Thompson start counting over from zero after saving 155 lives in a water landing yesterday. Doesn’t he know how long it takes to count to 150 million?
One out 150 million flights (that's just any random water landing, then multiple that by 1000 to dial up the chance it would be out of LGA again when it happens next); good thing Embry Riddle is having students shell a few hundred dollars learning that specific procedure? Speaking of economics, did they calculate the fatigue related factor of having to pay back the loan to pay for the sim session along with the well over 100 grand price tag on less than stellar pay rates these days which probably involves a second job of some sorts and/or picking up as many overtime flying hours as possible? Also I believe there is a one in a 150 billion chance of a meteor knocking out the right wing flap out of Albuquerque on departure . Can they dial that up in the sim also? Good grief.