This month we offer a sampling of “short takes” submitted to the ASRS. Pilots describe short takeoffs or landings, short approaches, short finals, hold-short incidents, cockpit short-cuts, short announcements, and landings short of destination. Aircraft technology reportedly has its shortcomings â€“ especially when it short-circuits. And then there are commentaries from air carrier pilots, flight attendants, maintenance technicians, and air traffic controllers about short layovers, short rest, short breaks, short staffing, and short-sighted management policies. Go to the ASRS web site to read them.