After you Alphonse…

Reports of the Airbus A380 maiden flight have introduced a new, and exquisitely European, phrase to cockpit management: Command Sensitivity Awareness.

To demonstrate their Command Sensitivity Awareness, the oh-so-politically-correct French announced that the A380′s two pilots were “alternate pilots in command and shared responsibility for the flight.”

Is it, peut-etre, impossible for a Frenchman to bear the subordonne title of co-pilot? Must flight times be calculated to avoid one pilot making more decisions than the other? Quel dommage! Quel deshhonneur! Quel ignominie! What baloney!

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