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The Hazards of Going on Autopilot - The New Yorker
"We assume that more automation is better—that a driverless car or a drone-delivered package is progress, no matter the guise it takes—but the experience we’ve had in aviation teaches us to be suspicious of that assumption. “Don’t just automate something because you can,” Casner said. “Automate it because you should.”"
automation  psychology  awareness  hci  attention  risk  accidents  flying 
september 2014 by tsuomela
How Airplanes Fly
Good example for the "illusion of explanatory depth"
science  explanation  flying  physics  complexity  illusion  psychology  expertise 
december 2011 by tsuomela
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Do Americans Really Hate Flying? Or Really Love Driving?
Still, I'd expect the numbers for most 875-mile trips to be slanted fairly heavily in favor of air travel -- but instead, Americans are just as likely to drive this distance as to fly.
transportation  flying  rail  train  automobile  travel  american  attitude  polling  survey  habit 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Flying Magazine - Dragon Hearts
The brotherhood of pilots who have mastered the U-2 is a tiny group that takes enormous pride in flying the Dragon Lady.

By Lane Wallace
flying  spying  military 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Flight Patterns
The Flight Patterns visualizations are the result of experiments leading to the project Celestial Mechanics by Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment.
visualization  flying  airtraffic  patterns  visual  art 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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