Non-Pilot Trump Says Airplanes Are Too Complex: ‘I Don’t Want Albert Einstein To Be My Pilot’
President Donald Trump, who is not a pilot, complained on Twitter how airplanes are “too complex” and said he didn’t “Albert Einstein” flying his plane.
Trump was apparently commenting on the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX planes, which have been involved in recent crashes, noted CNBC.
Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
….needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019