Monday, September 24, 2012

What Is the Meaning Of Pressurization?

I try not to talk politics or religion in the cockpit. But sometimes there are things can't be passed up... especially if there is a plane involved. Seriously I can't make this stuff up.

Romney Doesn’t Understand Why You Can’t Roll Down Windows On A Plane

On Monday, Mitt Romney offered a remedy to the problem that caused his wife’s airplane to land prematurely last week: Allow passengers to roll down the airplane windows.

Ann Romney’s plane was grounded Friday after the main cabin filled with smoke. The small electrical fire caused no injuries, but apparently did cause the Presidential candidate to forget the dangers of altitude.

“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly,” he told the LA Times. “And you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”

Maybe we should explain to Romney about the lack of oxygen at altitude, and the concept of pressurization. Or we could send him out on a private jet and let him open the door for the big picture concept. They say it's worth a thousand words.


  1. HAHAHA. If he gets elected, maybe he puts in new windows in Air Force One lol. Then let him try open them during flight. Even more LOL.

  2. Perhaps we could let him experience an 'Auric Goldfinger moment', as in the depressurized Jetstar in 'Goldfinger? Who needs ejection seats!

  3. lol, 6 miles up @200 or500 mph open Windows? N he wants to manage a country with 350M? OMG sad scary thought! :( Not flying with him...