Great read, with plenty to discuss and learn from.
William Langewiesche is a pilot. He's also a phenomenal researcher/writer. Also, his father wrote Stick and Rudder, way back in the 1940s.
Read the whole thing and loved it. Great job posting, thank you. I would have never come across it on my own.Great read, with plenty to discuss and learn from.
You, sir, have a terribly unjust safety culture.I thought it was an EXCELLENT article, like I wanted to stand up and applaud...but I'm sure the usual suspec...I mean Experts will be along shortly to excoriate him for suggesting that there might be a bit overmuch reliance on automation...
You, sir, have a terribly unjust safety culture.
In the words of the AAMP guy, "I am so sorry! We made you this way!"
I do believe this was one of the guys the NTSB came down on for the AAMP. 90 degree flip in sim sessions caused by wake turbulence + rudder for recovery applies for F4 Phanthoms. Not A300s.
Actually, he missed many aspects of the factual history of the accident. Several of his "facts" are actually wrong. He read it looking for a conclusion, kind of like many do with religious texts. He has some good information and is an excellent writer, but I do not think his conclusions were accurate. He missed it.