It’s been quiet here at EmilioCorsetti.com. I’ve been pitching three different screenplays, and I’ve been on the lookout for stories for my next book. One idea I am pursuing right now involves the fight over the age 60 rule for pilots, which was overturned in 2007. Now that I just turned 62 and I’m still flying, I thought that this might be a good subject for a book. My only concern is whether or not it can appeal to a large enough market. My thought is to focus on a few specific pilots who fought the rule. They didn’t win the argument at the time, but all of us over age 60 and flying today owe these pilots a degree of gratitude for their efforts.
Feel free to let me know your thoughts and comments. In the mean time, I decided to put together a photo gallery and one cool time-lapse movie that was shot while making an approach into Vail Colorado.
Click on any image below to bring up the image gallery. To watch the video at the end of the post, just click on it. Give it a few seconds to load. It’s worth the wait.
I applaud your efforts as an older pilot. Having been on Hoot Gibson’s Flight 841, I
often wonder younger pilots. Hoot’s experience as a veteran pilot, not unlike Sully’s, was a Godsend. I fear that less experienced pilots flying strictly by the book may not be prepared, willing or able to do what Hoot did. Of course, he was an exceptional person, but his skills were built upon his experience.
Good luck with your efforts.