Re: Paradox of Automation
As a pilot you have to trust your instrumentation because the head can easily be fooled by what it feels to be true. So when some of your instruments are lying to you and others are telling the truth as what I read happened in this flight, things can get very dicey. Look at all the test pilots that have been killed, it is not because they are dumb, or don't have experience, it is because if you get in enough bad situations the odds are that one of them will get you. Could a different pilot, co-pilot have gotten out of this, possibly. If they had never practiced stall recovery that would be bad but I have a hard time believing that without knowing the source of this information.