By Wyatt Earp | July 17, 2008
So, because of high gas prices and Al Gore’s global warming nonsense, planes may start dropping from the sky? Awesome!
Or better yet, maybe the airliners will have to fly so low that we’ll be able to make out the passenger’s faces as they fly overhead. It’s fun for the whole family!
NEW YORK (CNN) — U.S. Airways is pressuring pilots to use less fuel, undermining their authority and possibly compromising safety, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Airline Pilots Association.
Eight pilots and their union have filed complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration, accusing the airline of infringing on their authority and making them fly with less fuel than they feel is safe, said James Ray, a spokesman for the U.S. Airline Pilots Association.
The pilot in command of each flight determines the amount of fuel carried. FAA regulations state that each flight is required to carry enough fuel to reach its destination plus an extra 45 minutes’ worth.
The eight senior captains say U.S. Airways singled them out for carrying 10 to 15 minutes of extra fuel above the FAA mandate and called them in for “fuel conservation training,” Ray said. (H/T - CNN)
Well, if you look at the bright side, I guess you can say that hijackings will soon be a thing of the past. How the Hell can you demand to go to Cuba when there isn’t enough gas to get you there?
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