Today on the day of Janmashthami celebrating the birthday of Lord Krishna, the post is very tongue in cheek, much in the spirit of lord Krishna, who was known for his mischief, practical jokes and innuendos, and being written from the home city of Jet Airways, Mumbai.
The zeal of celebration in Mumbai is uniquely demonstrated by teams of youths who go around the city forming human pyramids and towers up to nine floors high to break the pots of buttermilk (dahi-handi). This year the prize money on many of the pots around the city exceeds Rs. 1.1 million.
Coming back to the tongue in cheek…..sorry Jet Airways……
During a recent a spotting trip at Bangalore on August 10th, I took this photo of a Jet Airways ATR-72-500 VT-JCP which had just landed on runway 27.
While processing the photo, I was rather surprised, almost shocked, to observe the first officer (sitting in the right seat) was busy staring at me instead of looking down the runway the plane was landing on.
All driving schools instruct their students not to take their eyes off the road. “That’s how accidents happen” they pontificate. Does this instruction apply to pilots as well?