Cross Country

by Alfred Poor

Section E:


What do you think of when you think of Seattle? Computer people tend to think of Microsoft. Aviation people tend to think of Boeing. Although it is true that I spend time with both computers and airplanes, I must confess that the fresh beer from the Pacific Northwest microbreweries and the wonderful seafood top the list of my favorite Seattle features. On the other hand, the incredible amounts of rain and cloudy weather that you get there makes one wonder when anyone gets enough VFR weather to learn to fly.

If Microsoft could figure out a way to let Seattle residents pick their weather as easily as FS5.1 pilots can control their simulated weather, Bill Gates would become an even richer man.

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