July 20th, 2014, 15:52
Flying the ball makes sense, but doing so all the way down to the wires seems to imply that the difference between a bolter and an OK-3 pass, in pitching deck conditions, is 100% luck, driven entirely by where the deck is when you happen to cross the wires. It looked to me like every one of the pilots in the PBS show was chasing the deck, to some degree. Of course most of them boltered too... I guess that's why they get paid the big bucks.