In response to the highly cogent suggestions from one of my most perspicacious readers, I have significantly beefed up the page relating to the Maneuvering Stations, primarily to answer the burning questions which I’m sure have kept many of you awake night after night, thrashing in your sheets saturated with acrid sweat of angst and frustration:
1. Why does it take four men to steer the ship when one man can fly an airplane just fine?
2. Why do we need a Maneuvering Chief to give orders to Yaw, Pitch, and Drives? Why doesn’t the CO just tell them what to do directly?
If these are the kinds of issues at which your detail-oriented brain picks compulsively, like a seven-year old boy with a scab on his knee, then you should fly (FLY, I tell you FLY!) to this page so that your mind will no longer be gnawed by the cankering tooth of mystery (gratuitous Gilbert & Sullivan reference).