He’s already plotted his flight, and when I talked to him about an hour ago, Michael told me he and Mel will leave around 10:00 in the morning, and will fly to Hesperia, CA. That will be the longest trip he has flown as a solo pilot. The weather is supposed to be good and he sounded confident.
Having just had that conversation, this little news blip caught my eye a few minutes ago. Now although I am a calm flier, if I had been on the plane noted here, I too would have experienced great apprehension.
An injured passenger is transported to hospital from Calgary International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. (Larry MacDougal / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
CTV.ca News Staff
Passengers on an Air Canada flight from Victoria to Toronto Thursday say they thought they were “about to die” when their plane suddenly jolted and shook uncontrollably in midflight.
Ten people were injured when the Airbus A319 they were on jerked from side to side and even plunged from its cruising altitude over the Rocky Mountains. The pilot was able to get control after about 10 or 15 seconds, but passengers say they had the scare of a lifetime.
The complete article is here.
I think I’ve talked about it before, but I don’t believe I have ever been in a plane that developed serious problems in the air…at least I didn’t know about it, if it did. I’m thankful.
My devotional blog is here.