910. Flight simulator
© Bruce Goodman 7 April 2016
Eric had a flight simulator program on his computer. He could pick the airline, the time, the specific flight, the destination, the weather… He could take off and land. For a long flight he could even put the plane on autopilot and go to bed.
Eric lived in the United States of America. His mother lived in New Zealand. She was taking the seventeen hour flight to see him.
“I shall load your flight onto my simulator and fly the plane over in real time weather and all,” said Eric to his mother.
For seventeen hours he sat at his computer and flew the plane his mother was on. Here it comes now into land. Goodness! Eric just realized; he should be at the airport to pick her up. He hurriedly landed the plane before rushing to the airport. But the plane on his computer didn’t land properly at all; in his haste he crashed it.
After seventeen hours of flight he had crash landed. Everyone was killed probably. The aircraft was a write-off.
Oh well. No need to drive to the airport just to pick up his mother’s corpse.