June 1998 Issue

Letters 06/98

Pilot Watches
I found the article on watches somewhat helpful, presenting a point of view much different from how I have always viewed this subject. Was the author clever or mistaken? I’m not sure.

First of all, the things I use a watch for are the things he says you shouldn’t or that are not important. Keeping the Zulu time and local time straight has often been a challenge for me, so I have used the second time zone feature of inexpensive watches to keep Zulu time always stored.

I think that’s important—there’s nothing more embarrassing than talking to FSS and trying to explain that you wanted to take off at 1400 local...what Zulu was that again? Is it daylight savi...

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