WIederling wrote:so you have to kick it in the shins every 5..10 seconds.
That is kind of a Tamagotchi design ( feed me, go potty, warm my belly, comb my hair, feed me, ..).
Or you just turn it off when it's not working properly. The last pilots did that Step 1 but these guys went your Tamagotchi route instead.
kalvado wrote:Can be just a knee jerk reaction. Is that actually meaningful information, or pilots are now tasked with supervising automation which already supervises them?
Isn't this what 99% of modern "piloting" is all about, making sure the plane is doing what it's supposed to by constantly monitoring all those large, shiny displays? The 737 system needs to be fixed and it will be, probably something as easy as what SW is doing. And Boeing is going to be on the hook, rightly so, for missing a crucial piece of operation that led to this accident. But there's plenty of other stuff to focus on here too. Not sure I understand your comment. The prior pilots turned it off and hand flew the plane to safety, these guys didn't know how to do that (Boeing's potentially massive liability), or just didn't connect the dots so apparently obvious to the prior crew. Bad sensors or syestems, correct responses, basic flying skills..lots of accidents have happened in this general category that should not have. Outside of actual piloting for 10-25 minutes on a 1 hour or 19 hour flight, the main job is to supervise the systems and understand when they depart from "helpful" to "lethal".