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American Airlines Pilot Dies Mid-Flight

An American Airlines pilot died mid-flight after experiencing a medical emergency Monday morning, airline officials said. (gma.yahoo.com) More...

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Patrick Smith 0

In typical fashion, the media is butchering this story with respect to the terms "pilot" and "copilot," grossly misrepresenting what the latter professional really does for a living, and what that term "copilot" really means.

The idea that a copilot is somehow not an actual pilot is absurd -- and insulting to copilots like me. Will journalists EVER get this right? We take off, land, and otherwise fly the plane just as much as captains do.

Here's a blog post on the topic: When a Pilot Dies in Flight; Heroics and Hyperbole...



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