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Would you rather serve as co-pilot for Keim or Ross?

Gann suggests that the nature of aviation changed markedly between 1939 and 1950. What are some of the things that he specifically mentions as having changed? Would you rather have been a pilot in 1940 or 1950? Why?

As a new co-pilot, Gann appeared to feel that his faults were manifest and troubling. Later, as a pilot, Gann was very tolerant of inexperienced and nervous co-pilots. Do you think that Ross found Gann to be troublesome and a boor?

The airlines used a person's seniority number, assigned at their time of initial employment, as the sole rationale for assigning roles. That is, the man with the lower seniority number was always pilot, regardless of actual experience. Do you think this is a good system of logistics? Why or why not?

Gann often suggests that engineers with slide rulers and administrators with...

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