Wednesday, January 12, 2011

“Dee Two, Dee One”

Do you know the line from the Jimmy Buffet song that goes...

Where are the flashbacks they all warned us would come?

I found my flashbacks. They’re here.

For the non-controllers, click on the link to read about the infamous “non-radar screen” at the FAA’s air traffic control academy. I -- and a few thousand others -- were survivors of the course. Calling it a “course” is a bit of a misnomer. It was a survival test. A “screen”. You didn’t learn much air traffic control. You learned what your brain was capable of doing. You (and the FAA) learned whether or not you had the ability to see airplanes in your head -- literally, whether or not you had the ability to get the Flick.

I might have to steal somebody’s Windoze machine just to check this thing out.

Don Brown
January 12, 2011

1 comment:

John Milton said...

Some of us still long for the screen.