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Old 28th Apr 2019, 18:49
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Originally Posted by Organfreak View Post
Quite. Welcome to 2019. So I would submit that, given the environment in which we find ourselves, it's no wonder that 737 Driver insists that we know how to fly the damn plane. Seems pragmatic and very healthy. This debate doesn't need to be so polarized.
I only disagree with 737 Driver over his assertion that flying the aircraft in those circumstance was always achievable. I maintain that for many crews it would have been unachievable, owing to the combined human factor issues that saturate the environment, inhibiting the execution of normal flying skills. In my experience of major failures in real life, getting over the hill is harder than you think. Much harder. And very low hour FOs are very, very useful. Controversial, I know (especially to US pilots), but that's what I discovered for real.
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