Thursday, July 21, 2011

In response to an email from Bridgette

From: “Bridgette”
To: “Staff”   Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 8:58 AM 

It is none of your business what others think about you....Just be the best YOU that You can be!!!  SMILES


From: "Steven Bassett"
To: "Bridgette " Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 10:35:55 AM
Subject: just a return thought

Not only is it none of my business, there is little I can do to confirm their changed opinion.

I had an electronics instructor who worked for Bill Lear, Bill is the creator of the "Lear Jet".  Bill loved to adjust the autopilot setting mid flight.  This really frightened his co-pilots.  One year for Christmas, his mechanics gave him a screwdriver with a ball bearing in the handle.
  1. Adjusting your autopilot mid-flight based on subjective criteria can only lead to disaster.  
  2. Autopilots need to be adjusted prior to takeoff based on objective trusted data.  
  3. Set you autopilot before the flight and trust it, and be the best you can be.

I wonder if we could or should hand people, a mythical screwdriver with ball bearings, or even a clutch, in the handle, when they attempt to adjust our autopilot in flight.
Just a thought.