While reading about the tragic event that occurred recently at the Travis Air Force Base air show, I was reminded of something that happened to me a long time ago.
While attending C-124 Flight Engineers school at Chanute Air Force Base, Ill., in 1953, I was impressed with a sign that hung on the wall of our main classroom. I read it every school day for about two months. If memory serves me well, it said: “Aviation in itself, is inherently dangerous and like the sea, terribly unforgiving of any incapacity, carelessness or neglect.”
True message then. True message now.
Robert Jacobson, master sergeant, U.S. Air Force (ret.)