As pilots for the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB (now Joint Base Andrews), Maryland, we had hammered into our heads the credo: “Safety, Comfort, Reliability.” We were to do everything possible to provide our passengers a reliable trip, but we were not allowed to sacrifice their comfort to make that happen. Similarly, we were told to ensure they had a comfortable ride but were forbidden to sacrifice ...


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