Donald Trump has old-man-itis. He said repeatedly that he wanted to go back in time to another America. Little did people realize he wanted to go back to the time when the stick, the wall, and the wheel were new technology. Just this morning in his Twitter storm, POTUS made a claim that stopped people in their tracks.
The man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office told the world that “airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly.” That is right. He actually said it. Apparently, the president has visions of airliners running along the nation’s freeway system going really, really fast:
‘Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are….’
Then, Trump said that he did not “want Albert Einstein to be my pilot.” The commander-in-chief was pretty safe there. After all, Einstein has been dead since 1955. POTUS continued:
‘….needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!’
More Americans die in hot air balloons than in commercial aircraft crashes. One of the primary problems with the airliner that crashed in Ethiopia was that the pilots were not trained as well as they are in the U.S.
At this point, the FCC stands behind the Boeing jet. Should any negative information arise from the black box of the crashed plane, it would immediately ground the jets’ commercial flights. At this point, the FCC does not know who has the black box.
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