I am so glad to be reading this follow-up the earlier posts regarding Stephanie.
I know that I am not at all in a position to appreciate the emotion and feelings felt by people like Barbara, Mark, Ian or Lynn, but having just celebrated my birthday in the presence of my son (just about to be married), and my daughter, expecting her first child in October, I was suddenly aware of the enormous consequences to families of the actions of aviation industry executives, Federal Regulators and Safety Board official activities.
I wonder if they occasionally identify with individual stories such as this, or manage to divorce themselves from the details as a necessary measure to preserve sanity over time...
Regardless, I think that it's necessary to return to the original emotions to fully appreciate the impact of decisions made in applying risk reduction principles to practical situations.
And that includes thinking of one's pregnant daughter boarding a flight possibly equipped with IFEN systems procured through questionable sources, approved via corrupted processes, and operated by incompetent operators.
Overall, the system is safe, as they point out at every opportunity, but it isn't perfect.
I encourage everyone to require better performance. The price is too high to pay.
Sun July 27 2008, 08:20 PM
Falkinn, thanks so much for your kind thoughts. I really appreciate your participation throughout these difficult years.
Btw, I'm so happy to hear that Mr. Shaw finally has found some peace and happiness.
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