I was observing that I would just be happier dealing with trim problems of the car l was driving or bike l was riding rather than a questionable aeroplane l am a passenger in! At least we can still tweak our own vehicles to some extent.
My big fear of driverless cars is how they interact with motorcycles. I think that driverless cars should have a clear orange beacon on the roof to warn other road users that the driver may be having a day off!
I’m not disputing any of the 737MAX stuff, just pointing out the industry argument to cover the crime. Maybe I didn’t make that clear.
I haven’t flown in a 737MAX, but like many of us in the 1980s I did use earlier versions like Britannia Airways 737 series 100 models with the original long pod Pratt and Whitney turbojets. These looked like ‘porky the pig’ with wings!
Then prior to the MAX there were stretched 400/500 series 737s with then new CFM 56 turbofans we flew on to European holidays in the late 80s to 90s. I was never particularly happy flying in any of those airliners. Without boring you with details they felt to me like they flew in spite of themselves. Maybe Boeing had to tweak all of them to get them to fly well? In comparison the three engined Boeing 727 in went up like a jet fighter, and our own cute little BAC 111 flew like a thoroughbred bird like it was born to fly. At least that’s how it felt from my passenger seat. I have met a few retired pilots who concur with my observations.