Monday, July 05, 2010

Turkish Airlines 1951 Review

My “cousin” knows how motivate me. (If you don’t understand the inside reference you’re not supposed to.)

1) The “give” built into air traffic control systems isn’t there for efficiency purposes. In other words, my safety margin isn’t for your shortcut.

2) Automation is no substitution for thinking. As a matter of fact, it usually makes thinking harder.

The NTSB’s follow up (a .pdf file).

Don Brown
July 5, 2010

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