Last week I wrote about the Power of Three. Edwin Booth, Chairman and CEO of Booths Grocers, the best food market experience in the world, and a Lovemark throughout Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, tells us this story.
“As a PPL of thirty years I related to ANC. I invoked this when putting out a Mayday on the way to Denham many years ago. I had a failing engine and after optimising my flight path and altitude set about finding a landing site. With Bruntingthorpe within range I then tried their frequency – no response. The next nearest facility was Luton who received my Mayday and asked for my intentions which were to land at Bruntingthorpe. I asked them to call B and put them on frequency. Connection was made as I was already aligned on a flight path for the runway. B told me that landing was not possible because Rover were testing cars on it! I could see that the runway was clear and overruled them (the aircraft Captain is ultimately in charge). Safely down I found an engineer who had worked on the Lycoming OI 360 engine and we found the problem and fixed it (another story in itself!).
I have often used this story to illustrate ANC as an analogy to business situations.”
Aviate. Navigate. Communicate.