Source: Business Insider
VIDEO: JetBlue Captain's Meltdown Forces Emergency Landing
Having read your article concerning the Jet Blue flight that diverted into Amarillo due to a pilot tantrum, please google my name, take a look at Civil Case 1:08-1600 (RMC) and then contact me if you have any desire to write more about pressures facing airline pilots in this period of time where control of aircraft is shared between humans in cockpit and humans at ground control stations or airborne control stations "remotely positioned outside the cockpit".
If you google Boeing Uninterruptible Autopilot you will find much; including this story:
New autopilot will make another 9/11 impossible
Please note that this article, above, was written on 3 March, 2007. It was directly related to a lawsuit I filed on 27 February, 2007 entitled McCONNELL v. ALPA AND BOEING (Civil Case 3:07-cv-24). Note also in text of article Boeing stated that in "2-3 years all airliners will be equipped" so that is Boeing's prediction that by 2009-2010 all airliners would have Boeing or Airbus Uninterruptible Autopilots.
An investigative reporter at the DC Examiner, Barbara Hollingsworth, has written extensively about airline pilots who try to blow the whistle on safety issues. Her email address is next to yours in the address bar. She wrote a very informative article regarding former Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) who refused to allow career airline captains to participate in a US Senate Aviation Safety summit following Colgan 3407 and Air France 447.
If you compare the increasing use of military drones over piloted military aircraft you can see where the airlines are heading.
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