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Looking up the "butt" of my CFM56-5B
Monday, May 2, 2011
Lots of talent out there
Here's a small sample from Christer, a talented violinist, a blog follower, frequent flyer and big time aviation enthusiast. He travels the world spreading his love of music...sometimes with his dad (piano).The "boss" (she just told me she doesn't like getting called that) and I were asked to attend a concert of Christer's and of course my schedule has me flying that day.
So how does a violin and flying tie together? Well listen to this one.... :)))))
Years and years ago (we are talking eons) flight deck visitations were more than just a dream, but a given if you asked nicely and showed a keen interest. Sure many of the parents at wits end would take their kids to the flight deck as a last resort to calm their little rascals. Usually it would stop them dead in their tracks.
One day a rather mature "to the point" young lad got the "tour." The pilots should him the buttons, handles, bright lights and the great view. The pilots were very relaxed and it kind of threw the young lad off kilter. Finally the "not so well behaved" boy said, "gee, anyone can fly an airplane!" But the wise ole senior captain (who never missed a beat) turns around and looks down on the boy with his bifocals and asks...."Son, can you play the violin?"
"No sir, I can not," says the boy knowing full well he met his match.
"Why not?" asks the captain. "It only has four strings!"