posted on Nov, 2 2002 @ 03:22 AM
My eyesight was never good enough to be a military pilot...I have to wear glasses to drive a car & they require 20/20 *uncorrected* vision to be a
combat pilot. I wouldn't be in that position to make a decision in the first place.
I can't even say for certain if I would be *capable* of intentionally killing anyone.
Don't get me wrong about, for example, an intruder in my own home with the means to cause harm to my family...I may not be capable of killing him in
self defense, but I *would* be capable of permanently *maiming* him. I'll admit that, at least, I have swords here & I *do* know how to *use*
them...A severed hand can prevent a *lot* of people from being able to shoot a gun & I know how to use stealth (within certain conditions...Like in my
own home) to get close enough. My avatar is not entirely inaccurate.
If I had to force a plane down like that, I'd probably try to disable the engines or perhaps the control surfaces on the wings to make it come down
(Yeah, presuming I could *aim* my guns that well; But then, merely being assigned to that geographical area would mean I'd have to be a *good* pilot
to start with
). Granted, it would still be able to glide a long way before it had to land, but it *would* make it easier to force it down by
maneuvering my own plane near it...Sort of like playing "Chicken" at a few hundred miles per hour while still in the air a few thousand feet.
Dangerous & risky, sure...But the possibility of saving some lives would be worth the risk. I'd probably also face Court Marshal afterwards for
[Edited on 2-11-2002 by MidnightDStroyer]