Always and Forever Human Fallibility


In the age of heavily legislated aviation there is something deeply inspiring about pioneering flight. Most modern aviators fly within the bounds of routine for the majority of their careers.

Only the unexpected emergency pushes us closer to the edge of normal. But for experimental test pilots, many of their flights are outside the bounds of ‘normal’ in untried flight envelopes with untried vehicles. This generally means a level of acumen above and beyond that of the average pilot. This does not, however, mean a level of acumen above and beyond fallible humanity. From aeronauts to astronauts, basic human fallibility is an always and forever threat.

This article was written for CASA’s flight safety magazine and can be found by clicking here or on the picture. 

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