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!