Pilots Explain Why We Shouldn't Worry About Turbulence
"We avoid turbulence because it's stressful for passengers," says former military pilot Keith Tonkin, "but for pilots it's just not an issue."
How to Digitally Profile an Alleged Mass Murderer
Can search history be considered a significant tool in profiling Andreas Lubitz? Can search history be considered a significant tool in profiling anyone?
Here Be Dragons
The Sad Futility of Trying to Prevent Planes From Crashing
You can't design every single possible death out of a system, as Germanwings flight 4U9525 showed.
It's Time For Robot Pilots
A simple change would allow computers or pilots on the ground to take control of airplanes in case of emergency.
Why Are We So Obsessed with Plane Crashes?
Plane crashes are terrifying. As humans, they play to some sort of visceral fear inside of us—we aren't supposed to fly, so the thought of something going wrong up there is particularly unsettling.