<o:smarttagtype namespaceuri=“urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=” http:="" gcaptain.com="" forum="" images="" smilies="" redface.gif="" border=“0” alt="" title=“Embarrassment” smilieid=“2” class=“inlineimg”></o:smarttagtype> All the dramatics associated with the latest death of the Continental Captain:
Reminds me of a story, years ago, when a Braniff B747 Captain died en route from <st1:city w:st=“on”>Honolulu</st1:city> to <st1:city w:st=“on”><st1>Dallas</st1></st1:city>.
The First Officer made the routine landing at DFW,
did the paper work, and drove home.
In one corner of Braniff Operations, a large group of Captains was huddled,
all marveling at how a First Officer was able to land the huge aircraft without
the Captain’s supervision.
In an opposite corner, a large group of First Officers was huddled, all marveling
at how the First Officer was able to tell that the Captain was dead.