And as for TC, the are the most inept pack of C*nts I have ever seen. As mentioned I hold license with multiple authorities around the globe..no one can mess up a piss up @ a pub as much as TC.
AAIguy, your post only has two little items I would like to clear up if you don't mind.
First your calling TC an inept pack of c*nts is doing a disservice to the word.
And just a slight correction to the time line you mentioned.....I am well past the age of fifty because in three month I will be starting on my 56 th. year of flying........I can't remember all the stuff I have flown.....I never flew the Space Shuttle but I did fly with Patrick Baudry France's first Shuttle Pilot for two years and he told me all about what it was like.