[LMB] self-driving vehicles OT:

markus baur baur at chello.at
Fri Sep 3 20:08:33 BST 2021

another HIGLY recommended aviation site (once you have learned a little 
bit about aviation:


they have EXTREMELY good connection into the industry, getting lots of 
information way before the regular media (regular media often copies 
their data) and are my got-to site for any major accident or incident

they absolutely will NOT speculate (speculation is going on in the 
comments however) and they will update when new information will be 
available (often years after the actual incident)

one example:



and on a lighter side


quite funny if you understand german ..



On 03.09.2021 20:00, alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Sep 2021, Sylvia McIvers wrote:
>> Airplanes are more & more automated. (Recently read Flying Finish by Dick
>> Francis, where the automatic pilot is mentioned)
>> Planes have set conditions & routes, far more than cars.
>> However, they move through all sorts of weather conditions.
>> How does this affect the argument?
> There are a number of pilots who put out regular YouTube videocasts 
> about commercial aviation. I can recommend the channels by
> "Captain Joe" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC88tlMjiS7kf8uhPWyBTn_A
> and in particular Mentour Pilot
> https://www.youtube.com/c/MentourPilotaviation
> Mentour has released a whole series of videos recently examining crashes 
> and near-crashes and what led to them -- and how pilots managed to get 
> themselves out of unexpected conditions that weren't their fault.
> They're quite addictive.
> But the major point one gets out of these is how much aviation is 
> essentially imposing order on chaos.
> - Training for less-common events, - checklists for contingencies,
> - two pilots both of whose concerns must be considered valid (a master 
> pilot who didn't listen has been shown to be a major contributor to some 
> crashes),
> - following the checklists for all sections of the flight, and
> - working carefully with air traffic control, including asking 
> permission for any notable changes in flight path/altitude
> And if something goes wrong, each country has a government agency which 
> carefully figures out why and how to avoid the problem in the future, 
> publishes its findings, and ensures that they are incorporated into 
> pilot training and retraining.
> Aviation today is exactly the opposite of "winging it" - which is why 
> it's reasonably safe despite weather and other problems.
> Alayne

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