Pilot: Why Remotely-piloted Airliners are not the Solution to Aircraft Accidents

In the wake of the Germanwings crash , some pundits and other experts are suggesting remotely-piloted airliners as a viable remedy for incapacitated or even rogue pilots. But airline captain "CHRIS MANNO" says "I can't picture an airliner completely reliant on ground-based guidance, data and analysis. Pilots on board an airliner provide exactly what the definition of "remote" control eliminates: physical presence, independence from the jet and cumulative experience. Most important of all, they have the analytical ability to perceive and adapt in real time, on the spot.