Dealing with the Discouragement of a Detour

Airplane Wing“This is your captain speaking. Air traffic control has placed us in a holding pattern.”

That is not what I wanted to hear!

Circling the airport involves delay and sometimes, uncertainty.

But, I knew the air traffic controllers could see the entire situation from their vantage point. I believed the pilot was communicating with the tower about the remaining amount of fuel.  And, I expected to eventually land safely. [Read more…]