Letters: Jan. 27, 2003

I fly my Piper Archer N8304L to work each day at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and have been doing so for 13 years ["CEOs as Pilots," Dec. 23, 2002]. At 66, I am instrument rated, and I have no trouble staying current. Flying to work doesn't shave any time off of my commute--which takes two hours each way, by car or by plane--but it makes the trip something to look forward to, rather than the mind-numbing experience it used to be. Flying is special in ways that go far beyond the shallow "I always dreamed about flying" theme....

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