Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Columnist may know tomatoes, but does she know airplanes?


I read with disdain the condescending column referencing an inquiry about tomatoes growing in the wintertime in Vancouver.

If I were the originator of that question, I would be some upset at the reply. If you want to know how self-centred the column is, count the I’s.

I’m a retired air traffic controller, commercial pilot and an aviation safety investigator, having chaired over 200 boards of inquiry. I know nothing about tomatoes. With reference to Ms. Hamir, I wonder why an intelligent person who graduated from both high school and university and holds a steady job, doesn’t even know the stall speed of a Boeing 747 at 9,000 feet with gear down and full flap.

Robert Randall, Richmond

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