Saturday, July 9, 2011
Flying Status for Flying Safety
Know any "old pilots" out there? Thanks to Jerry Coleman, here's an authentic military order, dated 22 May 1939, from Chief of the Air Corps, Maj. Gen. H. H. Arnold. I know you can't read the fine print without a magnifying glass, but it says that the Chief is "deeply concerned that senior and older pilots take no unnecessary flying risks and thus jeopardize their valuable experience to the Air Corps.," and basically any pilot over 47 years old, regardless of rank or experience, must ride "shotgun" for a younger pilot.