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My Letter to the Editor of New York Times Magazine - by Capt. “Sully” SullenbergerThe MCAS design should never have been approved, not by Boeing, and not by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (www.sullysullenberger.com) More...
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That was Langewiesche's point exactly.
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But it pales in comparison to the systematic "let the foxes guard the chickens" approach of the GOP when it comes to regulation and safety. The fact that Boeing was able to sweep the concerns of designers under the rug and the FAA was fine with that is a MUCH bigger story than pilot training shortfalls.
Right. The republican's fault. If this sort of partisan trash talk is what passes for analysis these days, then we're all just as doomed as the poor souls on those two ill-fated 737MAX aircraft...
737 Max program was announced in March, 2011. The first flight of the 737Max was January 2016. Final Certification was granted on March 2017. To even hint that somehow this tragedy is somehow the result of any political philosophy is ridiculous. The sweeping under the rug and training shortfalls you noted occurred before the administration changed parties. Check your TDS at the door, please.
Robert you hit the nail on the head.
It seems to me that these days most new pilots do not receive enough "stick time" before being let loose. They are mostly system monitors these days and that is not good.