Troubled by turbulence
The Editor, Reading the letter sent in by one of your readers from Hudson ( Gimli Glider blame, August 15), I am a little troubled by his take on the Gimli news article.
We all live in a fast paced world of instant news on social media and of fake news stories.
My view on the Gimli incident focuses on the wonderful outcome due to the pilot’s flying abilities. The news article was great and I hope there are more to come like this one.
I met Bob Pearson and his partner Pearl Dionne last winter while playing at the Alexandria curling club. He was great to play with and even taught me a few tricks of the game. His love for curling and his camaraderie are fun to see. Many local curlers are glad to have him around answering many questions about that famous glider flight incident and saving all those lives.
I work in the construction environment and this is certainly a workplace that can be dangerous. Mistakes are made and shall be made in every job and every situation out there. We work, we make mistakes, we learn and at the end of the day we go home safely to our family. This goes for any trade.
Pointing blame misses the mark; making the best of a serious situation is the story here. I and many others from Glengarry are proud to have Bob as a great local person and a hero. Hope to curl some more with you this winter and maybe I can get more tips on the sport. I would be the first passenger to get on a plane with Bob Pearson at the helm. Good luck with the movie.