Against your better judgment, circumstances have required you to hire a local pilot and an aircraft for a dangerous purpose. Within half an hour, you and your pilot are aloft and heading toward your destination. Where are you going and why? Are you a comfortable flyer or are you a basket case? Glancing to your left, what can you tell about your pilot? How old is he? How much experience does he have? What kind of attitude does he harbor toward clients like you? Does he instill you with confidence or concern?
After an hour of uneventful flying, you notice a gradual but distinct loss in altitude. The pilot announces that there is a mechanical problem and he has to land. There is barren wasteland out of your window except for a dusty road. A cloud of dirt kicks up off toward the horizon.
Do you trust him or do you pull the pistol from your waistband and order him to regain altitude and continue as planned? Write what happens next.