November 18, 2007

On the right side of the United Express plane with tail number N650RW, the flag is backward, stars toward the front of the plane, bars stretching tailward. It makes me uncomfortable not to know the logic behind this, whether or not it was an accident when the decal was applied. After all, if they can’t get the flag on in the right direction, how can I trust them to apply the correct pressure to the bolts, put the right amount of air in the tires, calibrate properly the instruments that guide the plane as it carries our daughter between us?

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