I booked my ticket to Boston for May last night. My connecting flight is JFK airport in New York City.
Today, a plane took off from New York, bound for Charlotte, NC and it crashed into the Hudson River.
Why? Because a bunch of birds got in the way, apparently got sucked into the engines, and it did a belly flop into the water.
Have I mentioned I'm sort of a nervous flier?
We can put men 0n the moon, watch tv on our cell phones, and text message a vote for the top 12 contestants on "American Idol" But we can't design an airplane engine that will keep a freaking bird from getting sucked into it and sending a 747 crashing to the ground?
You're telling me that I can google "Top 50 belly flops into a 4 ft pool" and get 300 responses and we can't design a plane that can handle a stupid bird? Where are my tax dollars going? It's definitely not going toward building a car that can handle a charging deer or an airplane that can deal with a 5 oz. bird getting sucked into a $2.5 million dollar engine.
As the cherry on top of this craptastic sundae, just last night I booked a flight to Boston for May that includes a stop at JFK airport.
In New York City.
Anyone know a "cleaner" I can hire to take out the Seagull population around NYC between now and May?
Mother Nature is overrated.
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