“I’ve taught him everything I know. Especially the few flying restrictions. He likes the idea of uncontrolled airspace,” said Steve.
Jason bristled. “He has to realize uncontrolled airspace or not, I give the final decision about flights.”
“I think John is cool with that. He just has to get used to the idea of falling under your authority and obeying POW-imposed restrictions,” Steve defended.
“That’s your job then. I agree, he is probably more experienced than most of our pilots, but reel him in. It’s not a one-man show.” Jason was hesitant about the idea of giving John a route sooner than usual. “What else?”
“He is aware of weather and terrain dangers. I’ve reiterated that flying in cloud cover and heavy fog is treacherous and unpredictable, strictly prohibited and tightly enforced,” said Steve. “I’ll keep reminding him.”
“Make sure he understands. If not, we’ll keep him in training.”
“Jason, there’s something else.”
Jason flinched as Steve told him of John’s desire to fly for an airline.
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Jeffrey W. Bennett, is the author of Commitment-A Novel and other non-fiction books, novels and periodicals.