Aviation and marriage
As a regular reader of
Pilot for several years I would, first of all, congratulate all the staff for the really interesting articles which bring some dreams to me and my husband each month. However, I am forced to write that I have been really upset by the words of Garrett Fisher in the June issue about marriage and aviation.
Nowadays in Europe, you just have to visit a GA airfield at a weekend to meet so many different couples who know how to mix flying and married life. Some of them fly together (one or two pilots on board); some let the other fly while enjoying the airfield’s friendly mood; some prefer separate activities (e.g. one flies while the other travels or hikes).
In my opinion, rather than ‘marriage’ being ‘no better institution on planet earth to kill the budding romance of aviation’ the two things more likely to do so are lack of tolerance and of broad-mindedness. Both of these strongly seem to be Mr Fisher’s attributes.
A happy marriage is much more important than several achievements pinned up on the living room wall. Think of that, Mr Fisher. And all my sympathy to your wife! Caroline Mathon, Linsell-sveg, Sweden Having met her, I know Mrs Fisher shares Garrett’s robust sense of humour – Ed