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Catch Us If You Can

Proof that you do not need video games as flight simulators to encourage hijacking.

Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 13, 2014 | Number of Comments: 6
Category: Crime, Flight, Children, 1940's
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The big stuff in our skies today only need to be told where they're at and where they're going the everybody can get on with the mile high enrollments.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/13/14 at 11:03 AM
I found out years ago that one could obtain a pilot license at a younger age than a driving license. Not sure if that is still true.

I wonder if the boys went on to join the military and became pilots?
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/13/14 at 01:22 PM
People were a bit more casual about their kids in those days. They skipped off on Monday, slept in the hangar all night and late in the next day took the airplane. Imagine if a parent couldn't account for a 15-minute window in their kid's lives these days.
Posted by Harvey on 06/13/14 at 11:20 PM
Can all you high flyers please pass the bong back this way ??
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/13/14 at 11:44 PM
@Harvey: I was 1yo when this event happened and was working on diaper-doody less than 200 miles away and I'm here to tell you that when those kids didn't make it home by "dark" or "supper" sh1t started to come unglued. And, if it didn't, then it was the odd case out that proved the rule.

We all, pretty much, ran free most of the day. Or, so it seemed 'cause back then if you were caught being an ass it was the right of every responsible adult to meet instant justice and then either escort you home or send you there with a verbal report of your actions already delivered via phone. Then, you (the perpetrator) could expect to be given further attitude adjustment by whichever parent got the report AND the other one when he got home. Then, if there was to be some verbiage tossed in for good measure that was slated after the corporal punishment segment and before or during the extended incarceration-starvation segment.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/13/14 at 11:55 PM
@BD: Sorry, Bogarting, in progress. Please consult your program for further information.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/13/14 at 11:55 PM
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