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Outtakes from Wally's Memoir
Wally's life has been too full to include everything in one book. Each month, this page will feature something that didn't make it into Higher, Faster, Longer.
Wally's life has been too full to include everything in one book. Each month, this page will feature something that didn't make it into Higher, Faster, Longer.
Wally was interviewed for a newspaper article when she was investigating an airplane accident for the NTSB in April 1982. Here's a clip from that article:
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She would not comment officially on the reasons for the plane crash she was investigating in Little Tujunga Canyon. But, she said, "unfortunately the judgmental factor of the pilot is the greatest killer, in my estimation," adding, "Now I have three wonderful little words that I use." The words, she said, are proficiency, discipline and attitude.

Even on the ground, she said, many freeway accidents could be avoided if people simply inspected their cars before driving them. She said she checks her car--"I do a cursory inspection"--every time she takes it out of the garage.

"I check my airplane the same way," she added.
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Actually, she does more than a cursory inspection during her airplane preflight check. She is meticulous. And never underestimate the power of a Wally stick!

Wally was interviewed for a newspaper article when she was investigating an airplane accident for the NTSB in April 1982. Here's a clip from that article:
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She would not comment officially on the reasons for the plane crash she was investigating in Little Tujunga Canyon. But, she said, "unfortunately the judgmental factor of the pilot is the greatest killer, in my estimation," adding, "Now I have three wonderful little words that I use." The words, she said, are proficiency, discipline and attitude.

Even on the ground, she said, many freeway accidents could be avoided if people simply inspected their cars before driving them. She said she checks her car--"I do a cursory inspection"--every time she takes it out of the garage.

"I check my airplane the same way," she added.
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Actually, she does more than a cursory inspection during her airplane preflight check. She is meticulous. And never underestimate the power of a Wally stick!



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