Letters, May 2, 1977

Airline Safety

To the Editors:

As an airline captain for one of our largest carriers, I congratulate you on doing a fair and factual piece on aviation safety [April 11]. The machines have become as sound and foolproof as man can design—but man himself is the weak link.

Still stamped indelibly inside my forehead is what used to be on Navy ready-room walls—"Flying itself is not inherently dangerous, but like the sea, it is unmercifully unforgiving of human error."

Arthur Glowka Stamford, Conn.

The blind cannot lead the blind. No amount of regulations will ever...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!