Disorientation poses problems for professional flightcrews as well as amateur pilots -- both in the air and on the ground. As word of the circumstances surrounding John Kennedy, Jr.'s accident come to light, it seemed that one of the causal factors would turn out to be spatial disorientation in a marginal VMC, at night, during offshore operations. Indeed we were treated to hour after hour of news-all-the-time pundits assuring us that this was an amateur pilot's accident, and that ...


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