Originally Posted by Boneman
This thread is nothing but Internet BS.
So, what have you done either individually or cumulatively to ensure the safety of your industry? Even if it is something so small as highlighting concerns on the internet for other pilots to see, it is better than nothing.
Are you saying there were not concerns over the 737 rudder, the separations of Airbus vert stabs, the loss of Airbus rudders, or the appropriateness of using composite aircraft in structural applications in a Part 121 high-cycle long-life airliner?
Using just one example; had there been more talk about the rudder problems amongst the pilots after the C. Springs crash and how to mitigate such a failure, the Pittsburgh crew might have been able to recover the aircraft. That talk amongst the pilots might have urged the "authorities" that you obviously trust to act sooner. It wasn't until after the 2nd crash that the authorities recommended higher approach speeds, etc. until the PCU's could be replaced 10 years later.