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TOPGUN on Wall Street: Why the United States Military Should Run Corporate America by Patrick Robinson, Jeffery Lay

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CHAPTER 9
Commander, You Will Never Fly Again
One of the key points in Naval Aviation is to avoid collisions at all times. Especially those of a high-speed nature. We don’t live life occasionally in the fast lane, we operate 24/7 right in the heart of the fast lane, boot to the floor, eyes front. Anything can happen at any time.
This made the weeks between October 1997 and late January 1998 the most stressful times I’d experienced in a highly stressful life. It was a time of collisions, a time of crashes and sorrow, mystery and enlightenment, sadness and joy. October until the dawn of February. They were my high-test months.
I was trying to cope with the loss of Logan, at the same time trying to conduct the naval inquiry into the crash of the ...

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