Monday, October 26, 2009

Checking Their E-mail

A380 flight computer
Originally uploaded by Roving I
Wayward pilots say they were busy using laptops

Twittering things about the flight attendants. Playing Dark Orbit MMO as VRU. Downloading mp3s. Or or...

Not sleeping, the pilots say. They were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling program on their laptop computers as their plane flew past its Minneapolis landing by 150 miles — a cockpit violation of airline policy that could cost them their licenses.

Playing crew scheduling simulator? The game sounds a bit dull.

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