Are you man enough?

October 28, 2013

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Jonathan Sackier
Jonathan Sackier

  • Surgeon, Clinical Professor 
  • 30 years of healthcare experience 
  • Author of the “Fly Well” column in AOPA PILOT 
  • Flying since 15 years old, owns a Columbia 400 

In England where I grew up, there was an advertising campaign for a brand of petroleum whose mascot was a jungle cat. The slogan to encourage you to get revved up with its fuel was, "Have you got a tiger in your tank?" If the ads bombarding men are anything to go by, that is exactly the question they are asking. The tiger I am referring to is testosterone, which some abbreviate to just plain "T." Only they don't ask you if you want milk and sugar with that.

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