Thursday, November 10, 2005

Women Pilots

Boeing just set a long distance record with the 777 flying Hong Kong to London. But if the (woman) pilot had turned east on takeoff she would have gotten there in just over half the time. It was a demonstration, but that's no reason not to use it in the War Between The Sexes!

A Boeing Co. jet arrived in London from Hong Kong on Thursday, breaking the record for the longest nonstop flight by a commercial jet.

Captain Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, was at the controls when the plane left Hong Kong, said the trip east across the Pacific had been bumpy.

The jet spent 22 hours and 43 minutes in the air.

Travelocity reports:

Sat, 17 Dec
00:45 Depart - Hong Kong (HKG) Cathay Pacific 255
06:20 Arrive - London Heathrow, UK (LHR)
Nonstop Total Travel Time: 13 hrs 35 min

This provides a useful counterpoint to the female claim that, when lost, males refuse to stop & ask directions.