Nobunaga wrote:Many millions fly every day. 99.999% (just made that number up, but I'm sure it's close) arrive safely where they're going.
My personal opinion is that a passenger in a plane has zero control over anything - just along for the ride. This adds to the fear factor. Driving one's own car, one is in control of one's own vehicle - at least for me it feels safer... though all the idiots on the highway greatly increase the risk of my dying.
AndyDufresne wrote:I wonder if it this all can be boiled down to the 'Airplane vs Motorcar' analogy. Opinion Polls and studies have found that though you are more likely to be fatally injured in a Motorcar accident, that more people are still wary of Airplane flying. It has usually been described that because the driver of a Motorcar has a 'direct communication' link with the vehicle (I.E. they can actually manipulate the outcomes based on their physical inputs), that this direct communication linkage gives them more of a feeling of control/responsibility.
Thus, if you do get into an accident, you can blame your car, but more often than not it was driver error that either caused the accident or made it worse. Airplane flying---because it lacks that 'direct communication' link since passengers have no control over the outcomes of any situation a pilot may encounter---makes those passengers feel less safe for simply 'going along for the ride.'
So to wander back to Conquer Club, digital rolling probably feels more like a passenger 'going along for the ride,' while physical rolling (and thus how many believe it is better/more random) probably feels more like driving a Motorcar---if you get bad rolls, you can really only blame your physical self.
Viceroy wrote:They forgot to mention that they do not allow fat or old people to sit next the the emergency exits. When was the last time you saw a fat person potentially blocking the exit for everyone else? Obvious discrimination as their lives are not worth as much as everyone else.
aage wrote: Maybe you're right, but since we receive no handlebars from the mod I think we should get some ourselves.
Viceroy63 wrote:Four pilots in the cockpit and one of them is like a master pilot (Check Captain), a teacher/instructor of pilots, and the plane still crashes due to human error. What more needs be said?
Viceroy63 wrote: What more needs be said?
2dimes wrote:I'm not going to get too far into this but, there is a growing problem with automating airplanes to hire less expensive pilots, that don't fly the plane enough to continue to be competent, if they were in the first place.
The captain going down is strictly for boats.