An Examination of the Lifestyle of Commercial Pilots
Chapter One: Introduction
As a piece of applied science the aeroplane has a place alongside the wheel, gunpowder, the printing press and the steam engine as one of the great levers of change in world history.
— RENDALL, 1988: 7
We can pull and haul and push and lift and drive,We can print and plough and weave and heat and light,We can run and race and swim and fly and dive,We can see and hear and count and read and write …But remember, please, the Law by which we live,We are not built to comprehend a lie.We can neither love nor pity nor forgive –If you make a slip in handling us, you die!
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