What is the most-complex system on your aircraft? Which system is the most error-prone? If you are flying an airplane built in the last 40 years or so, chances are the answer to both questions is the same: the pilot. The aviation world has done a marvelous job of improving the reliability of just about every system on the airplane, as is easily seen by our falling accident rates. Systems and procedures have made it easier for us pilots to be at the top of our game and pilot error rates have ...

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