March 13, 2006

A little triple-7 reverie

In another foray into the trivia of my life, I had the pleasure of flying in and out of Holland recently. Before I forget, I just wanted to mention that the Boeing 777 is a very comfortable passenger liner. I recommend flying it whenever possible. From a passenger perspective, it also seemed to stop in a surprisingly short stretch of runway, compared to other planes I've been in. Any pilot out there care to confirm that? And whoever was at the cockpit of the Toronto-Amsterdam KLM run on Saturday, Feb. 18, is one remarkable pilot. Despite landing in a heavy ground fog at Schipol, he managed the softest, whispery light landing -- outside of a helicopter -- that I have ever experienced. I'm still amazed by it, and I've regretted not saying something to him at the time ever since.

That's all for now... I'm travelling a lot, so posting will remain light for the foreseeable future. Cheers.

Posted by BruceR at 02:00 PM