A Lawyers’ Field Day?  Lt. Col. Hansberger’s Viewpoint “Left Seat Out” (Aug. 20-Sept. 2, p. 66) predicts that “[A]utonomous aircraft will be safer than manned aircraft.” The arguments in favor of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation seem persuasive, but note that there is scant data about pilots manually disconnecting or overriding malfunctioning systems and thus preventing accidents. These events are entered in the aircraft’s ...


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