We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have said before that I believe that Scott Adams' idea of personal talent stacks is a good way of thinking about what people have to bring to the table in life. What is practical about that viewpoint is that one can always add to the stack. Might take some effort, but what else is new? Anybody can learn to code interfaces if they want to. Call it talents, call it skills, call it traits or learned traits, whatever.
For your pilot, you want a certain talent stack: ACTUAL DUAL ENGINE FAILURE IN A CITATION JET
Maybe I confuse easily but what other talent would a pilot have that would be germain to flying the plane? I take it as a given every time I get on a commercial flight that the pilots know how to fly and have lots of practice in engine out flying.
It is simply not true that "anybody can learn to code interfaces if they want to." Just for starters, it requires a sustained focus that few people are capable of attaining. Most people just aren't put together that way. Claiming otherwise is silly wishful thinking.
I was struck by his determination to know how every single system on his aircraft works, so that if something goes wrong, he can quickly assess why it happened, what else is likely to be affected, and how that will change his plans and options. This pilot obviously isn't given to panic or brain-freeze, so he remains able to think through what he can do to improve his situation.
The "environmentalists' strike again. How many engine stoppages is that now? They demanded that diesel trucks add Diesel Exhaust Fluid [DEF] to airport fuel trucks to lower NOx in the truck exhaust. So aviation fuel trucks have a DEF tank right next to the Prist tank which prevents jet fuel from freezing at altitude. Naturally, the line personnel get them mixed up and add DEF to the Prist tank, causing the jet engines to quit at an inopportune time. I guess we'll have to wait until an airliner full of passengers crashes before aviation fuel trucks are exempted from this foolish regulation.
(BTW, in the opening scene, the aircraft took off from Asheville, my home airport. I know it well.)