Pilots Say ‘We Can Do That!’ But Should We? Part 1

U.S. Air Force Boeing 707. Credit: U.S. Air Force
In one of my Air Force squadrons a favorite reply to any unusual request was simply, “We can do that!” It was the height of bravado and team spirit and was looked upon favorably by fellow crew members and by the chain of command. My introduction to this elan was in my Boeing 707 (EC-135) squadron in...

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