Saturday, May 24, 2008

Everybody's an expert . . .

. . . and half of them are idiots. I've mentioned before that Naval Air Station Oceana is nearby, and the pilots based there fly FA-18 Super Hornets. The Navy is looking for an outlying landing field (OLF) so the pilots can practice aircraft carrier launches and recoveries.

Because the airplane is so loud, nobody wants an OLF in their county. So, our local experts dimwits are making suggestions.

First, it was "anchor a retired carrier in the ocean, and let them use that." Yeah, right! Lets have our pilots execute what is probably the most difficult maneuver in military aviation in real time with no practice, and no room for error. Thanks for the suggestion, dumbass.

Now, another deep thinker lamebrain suggests that our pilots don't need to fly airplanes to learn. "Let's just let them learn in simulators. After all, that's how airline pilots learn." Sure. That's the ticket. I'm just raring to hop on a 747 with a pilot who learned to fly a computer, and who's never been off the ground. Sign me right up.

Question of the day: Where do these people generate the number of synapse firings to required to walk and breathe at the same time?