• Don't change flight plans without a good reason. If we had stayed with the original plan for our landing approach, the mishap would not have occurred.
  • Don't get distracted. Because I couldn't find the runway on the radar, I spent far too much time
    adjusting the radar and wasn't monitoring the
    approach. By the time I realized what was happening, it was too late. Fly the airplane first.
  • Once it becomes apparent that ejection is
    necessary, don't hesitate. Punching out well within the ejection envelope can save you from
    injury or death.
-- Dr. Peter R. Nash