Wednesday 9 October 2013

Safety contradictions at Heathrow?

                                                                                                            pic: Brian Moore
As my plane lands and taxis to the end of the runway, it always strikes me as bizarre that aircraft fuel is stored in massive tanks on, rather than underneath the side of the runway, a mere wing-tip away from a plane that might happen to land clumsily and a little off-centre…(especially if the pilot is awake but absentmindedly following the safety instructions ("..head in lap, uncrossed legs..." )

In fact almost as silly as forcing one through the government's £500m "e-borders" leaky programme* of security checks before encouraging the purchase of 2x1 litre glass bottles of inflammable liquid for carriage/abuse onboard…

* More on e-borders here 

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