Pilots are bold, confident people for the most part. We train to maintain our cool under pressure, be technologically adept at dealing with the machine entrusted to us, and maintain a state of safety consciousness above all else. Yeah, we’re cool.
Barney Fife was not a pilot. The character portrayed so expertly by Don Knotts was a fumbling, bumbling, ball of nerves and ego who never seemed to get anything right. He was a deputy sheriff who kept the one bullet he was allowed to carry in his shirt pocket, to inhibit the process of loading it into his pistol, which would undoubtedly lead to him hurting somebody – maybe even himself. Continue Reading »
===> Posted on December 26th, 2011 by Jamie Beckett. 2 comments. © GAN 2011.