A HIJACK AND A CRAZY PASSENGER
“There is a medevac passenger going crazy during a flight!”
“Your aircraft has run off the end of a wet airstrip and a passenger has a broken leg!”
These are some of the emergency scenarios that pilots practiced in their aircraft (but all safely on the ground!) during annual Pilot’s Meeting at Ukarumpa 3-6 November.
Deftly interspersed between the “drier” sessions dealing with regulations, manuals, SOPs and threat and error management, were interactive sessions like “What’s your pilot’s love language”, challenging us to respond to each other recognising our personalities, likes and dislikes. Appropriate appreciation was expressed to Matt Painter and Andrew Jenkins from Cairns who shared on contemporary training philosophy and manual updates, and got the wind up us with the aerodynamics of vortex generators.
Evenings were relaxed, for everyone except Doug Miles who ran the gauntlet of “current issues” one evening. Dangerous Goods Awareness provided the only formal test of the week, adequately presented by Nawi who managed to keep us awake by pouring fuel on the legality of carrying 200lt drums. Small group work, and training by Wingwoman Sharlene (teaching new tricks to old dogs?) kept our minds engaged.
Videos from Africa, and the challenge of radical discipleship in war-torn and poverty contexts there, set the devotional agenda.
Story M.Jelliffe. Pictures M.Duncalfe, P.Woodington
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