This is appalling.
Last week, folk singer and aviation enthusiast Vance Gilbert thought he’d pass the time on his United Airlines flight from Boston to Washington, DC, by perusing some books about old aircraft. This was apparently enough to set off alarm bells among the flight crew, who had the plane return to the gate where Gilbert was met by the authorities.
It’s good to know that books about old airplanes are as dangerous as 3.4 ounces of toothpaste.
OH MAN, RAAAAGE! In case you aren’t familiar with the lovely glory that is Vance Gilbert, he’s a black man with long dreads. Nice try, assholes. I bet it was totally the book that set off some racist dickhead’s alarm bell.