A recent headline-grabbing incident in Japan is another wake-up call for accident investigators and cockpit designers alike. Listen up, Boeing.
All too often, the Conservatives designate a minister with little knowledge of a file to defend it against opposition attacks. Quite often this is done by one of their attack dogs. Other than the present administration, I don't recall that happening under previous Liberal or Conservative governments.
To enforce the Languages Act, the Canadian government created the position of "Language Commissioner," a job that requires one essential skill: unhinged bureaucratic zealotry.
If you have a large control over an industry and can pay the fines, I believe your ads can claim just about anything. You can upset your customers, bite the hand that feeds you and still do business. If you don't have that industry control, you may want to be a little more truthful in your advertising.
The expertise that comes with age is enough to overcome the frailties that linger in the presumptions of those who say commercial airline pilots shoul...