posted on May, 15 2019 @ 09:45 AM
a reply to: JIMC5499
My father was on his last TDY before retirement. They had gone to China, and then were heading to Australia. As they got closer to Australia, the
radio operator kept coming back muttering, "We aren't gonna make it. We're running out of fuel." The winds weren't as good as forecast, so they were
lower than their fuel curve predicted. Nowhere near dangerously low, just behind the curve.
The AC was a good friend of ours, and a hell of a pilot, so my father wasn't worried in the least. Finally, after the fourth or fifth time the RO came
back muttering, my father looked at him and said, "When the guy up front starts to sweat, then you worry. Until then, sit down, shut up, and run your
Guy didn't say another word about it.