After hearing the advice of a 30 year veteran pilot who he doesn’t name, one of the biggest celebrity Twitter users Ashton tweeted to his 2.5 million followers the following advice:
A 30 year vetran pilot recommended 2 me that I dont ride on an airbus until they prove that the composite tail is not creating ths accidents
Explaining why he would tweet something to his sizeable audience, he further tweeted:
Im not a big fear person I just felt it would be neglegent to not share RT @FrenchysLady: way to put any nerves into flying at all LOL
Dubious syntax and spelling aside, Ashton’s comments won’t be the biggest issue that Airbus faces as it tries to investigate some real recent tragedies, but besmirching your safety record to 2.5 million people who use your aircraft daily must be of slight concern.
AirSpace - more than just hot air
Luckily the vast majority of people dont use such rubbish as twitter and probably most of those 2.5 million people don't get out much in the real world. So it shouldnt affect any airbus operators. As to what he says, on that basis nobody should have flown on any Boeing aircraft in the 90s due to the rudder problems with 737s that caused several of them to crash!
I will certainly take aviation related advice from a man who's career highlight was 'Dude, where's my car?'. This is obviously an industry expert -
My wings are like a shield of steel.
"Dude...where's my car"