US President Donald Trump shared his two cents on the worldwide panic of travelers to continue flying with the Boeing 737 Max. Via Twitter he claimed to his 59 million followers that:
‘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 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!’
POTUS shared his thoughts as the UK became the first major EU nation to ban the US-made aircraft from using it’s airfields as well until a solution could be found that would relax worried travelers. Earlier, China, Australia, Indonesia and Morocco had launched similar bans.