I've no doubt it did, oroboros. I can't imagine what it must have been like to be a pilot at that time. Thankfully, though, you had the previous 25 years under your belt, and I'd guess that the bad 5 years must by now be outweighed by those, no? :-)
That's a big compliment rt! Thanks. Although, the last 5 years of my career almost cancelled the pleasure of the preceding 25 years. I knew this when I couldn't any longer recommend/encourage a pilot career to the kids who visited the flight deck. September 11 changed everything. :o(
Pilot term used when unable to locate traffic called out by airport tower or other radar coverage center (if seen, however, the reply is Talley Ho!). Also, applies to any situation where the hoped-for outcome is elusive. "No joy on frequency 123.4! I'm afraid the radio may be tango uniform!"