Experienced at what? 


The simple fact is no one can ‘out-experience’ human physiology. A 16,000-hour pilot’s vestibular system, for good or for ill, will operate in the same way, with the same limitations, as that of a 100-hour pilot. On that night over Lake Eyre any pilot, no matter how experienced, and with those same conditions, would have had physiologically the same sensory experiences as the accident pilot. The only difference—the life-saving, accident preventing difference—would have been to get eyes ‘on the clocks’.

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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