Archive for July 30th, 2007

Inappropriate music

Monday, July 30th, 2007

This story today reminded me of a post I meant to make after flying on one of these planes, with the same airline (Flybe), recently.

An aircraft has had to make an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport.
The Dash-8 Flybe plane had 36 people on board when crew members were forced to shut down one of its two turboprop engines on Monday morning.

The airport was put on full emergency alert after the plane’s captain put out a mayday call at 0740 BST.”

Flybe have an annoying habit of playing music as you board the aircraft, but what’s worse is the speakers are so poor it reminds me of the 70s, listening to the radio on longwave (those of you too young to remember pre-FM or even pre-digital days, you don’t know what you missed).

Anyway, the song playing as I got on? “Buck Rogers” by Feeder. The repeating refrain didn’t fill me with confidence: “I think we’re gonna make it”…

It played twice on the way there, and again on the way back. Inspiring.

I meant to write and complain…