The true story behind the deadliest air disaster of all time
March 27th - Exactly 40 years ago, at Tenerife-North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos), two Boeing 747s - one belonging to KLM, the other to Pan Am - collided on a foggy runway (photo shows actual planes).
I’ve just spent some time reading this fascinating article. Take a read and share your thoughts:
Because of this disaster, no one may use the work “take-off” unless ATC is giving or canceling a take-off clearance or the pilots are reading back. On VATSIM at least, they say “Ready to go rwy xx” to comply with this. This is all from wiki, so I’ll check the FARs.
EDIT: I checked online. People say it is not to be found in the FARs, but pilots are encoraged to use take-off unless reading back a clearance. Pilots replace take-off with, “departure” and “fly.” I guess the “go” falls into the same category of words.
Oh wow, that’s too bad. He was a very good voice for the tragedy, both for his position as F/O and for his ability to create a great narrative you wanted to hear more of. And of course he was an important tie to a major event in history.