The letter from Aldo Loup (AW&ST April 23/30, p. 10) covered the mental collapse of an on-duty JetBlue pilot and listed operational limitations related to elimination of flight engineers. More recently, Irish airline Ryanair sought a waiver to operate with just one pilot on some commercial flights. These events remind me of a quote from one of my aeronautical professors: “The future cockpit will hold one pilot and one dog. The pilot's only job is to feed the dog, who is trained to ...


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