The continuous stream of radio chatter crackled in my headsets. On hyper-multi-task I mentally ran the cockpit flows. Altitude indicator set, barometric pressure two niner niner two, turn coordinator checked, HSI bug set to wind direction for taxi, VOR set to localizer, frequency checked, code cross-checked.
The next radio call was for me, “Shuttle one, there are four ahead of you for take-off, would you like an intersection departure?”
Ground Control was making me an offer.
There’s a lot to consider.
Let’s look at the other side.
How much risk are you willing to accept?
I’m in the business of risk management. But so are you – everyday!
Back to the cockpit.
Note: Besides being a CFII, MEI, Pilot, I’m a Title Rep. In other words, I sell Title Insurance. Comments made here are my own and do not necessarily belong to my employer; Chicago Title & Escrow.