This article is a long read and in case you haven’t seen it, worthwhile if you really want to know what brought these down.
The Cliff Notes version?
“Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty.”
This was sent to me by someone I’ve known a long time, a retired Air Force test pilot. He believes that this problem is only going to get worse, and chooses to fly on only a few airlines.
I have a good friend who bought his dream car a few weeks ago – and has discovered that it is so heavily invested in electronics and “driver aids” – he is starting to hate it. He calls his car “the beast“.
He almost rear-ended someone thinking his cruise control – with a forward radar that keeps the distance of the car ahead of you – was on.
Point is with that car and this issue, when we depend too much on electronic aids – use them as a crutch instead of an assist – we can get into trouble when the electronics fails.