Sadly there are also many who think that ‘Boy Scout’ honesty is something that should be left behind in childhood but luckily not many that do take on the responsibility of becoming a career pilot. When I discovered recently that there is a name for this capacity to openly admit guilt for one’s mistakes, it didn’t come as a surprise that it was named after a pilot. Captain Asoh.

Tokyo airport


A DC8 on approach




A JAL Captain’s hat


The DC8 cockpit


The miraculous accidental landing of Shiga


The ditched JAL DC8, repaired and flying again for Okada Air



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