Isn't this what one would expect if dark matter is WIMPs?
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Sure there is: add this to the CPDLC standard and make all of the hardware modifications needed to support it:
Message type: Revert flight plan and lock
Message arguments: TIME: the time of the flight plan to use
Message description: Revert to the flight plan that was active at TIME that had been approved by both ground control and the pilot; engage autopilot; and disable all pilot / copilot access to all systems. If there is no approved flight plan then the flight plan is to return to the nearest suitable airport in the most direct route possible.
Additional modifications: Make sure that the pilot can never disable datalink communications with ground by any means that ground wouldn't have time to respond to.
Result: Nobody is ever "remote controlling" the plane from the ground. A murderous / terrorist ground controller can't crash the plane, only make it autopilot itself on a previously approved or otherwise reasonable flight plan. A pilot behaving suspiciously can't crash the plane, as ground control will just engage the autopilot and lock them out. To abuse the system both ground and the pilot would have to agree on a suicidal flight plan.
that doesn't matter
that the problem is hidden does not mean the problem doesn't need to be dealt with
are you saying do nothing and allow such people to continue to pilot?
keeping someone who is mentally ill out of a job with responsibility over human lives has absolutely nothing to do with the holocaust
so give a financial incentive to self-report. that discretion and confidence will be maintained. that graceful financial transition would be supported. because the company would rather deal with that, much cheaper than a PR fiasco, lawsuits, destroyed equipment, etc
enforce that approach by law even
then you are left with the truly deep in denial types. those who think they can beat their illness, or that continuing in their job is proof they have things under control, until they don't. these are people who might have even been attracted to the job of airplane pilot in the first place, as a proof to themselves they can maintain great responsibility in the face of stress
so the problem becomes one like pedophiles in the priesthood: in some ways, the priesthood attracts well-meaning individuals who think the religious purity will allow them to beat an affliction they know they have. of course, human weakness prevails in the end
or pedophile teachers
or sadistic cops: you know you get a thrill abusing and dominating, so you're attracted to the police force
these are difficult problems
but that doesn't mean we tolerate pedophile priests/ teachers, sadistic police, or mentally ill pilots. it just means it is hard to root them out when they have an incentive to hide
mental illness is not a matter of a burst blood vessel, you don't understand the topic
and it doesn't matter if they get treatment or not. they cannot be trusted with human lives
although, there should indeed be an amnesty program such that reporting their problem means they don't get immediately fired or otherwise lose income
because then you're right: this is a disincentive to self-report. i don't know, maybe an incentive program to self-report? financially, the company would rather be on the line for gracefully financially transitioning a troubled employee, rather than dealing with the PR, lawsuits, direct costs, etc., of a downed plane. so the company has an incentive to reward the employee for self-reporting, and the company should do that. that should be enforced by law even
but allowing them to keep their position? no, completely unacceptable. if it is shown you have mental health issues, there is no way you should be allowed to be responsible for human lives
1. doctors and psychologists who do reviews for organizations that have employees with major responsibilities: the military, nuclear plants, airlines, etc, they should be required to inform employers
2. then, employers who have employees they know have mental problems *have* to remove them from job positions where loss of life is easily caused. if that means removing them from the only field they are trained to work in, so be it. time to get a new career in a new field
it's not discrimination. it's safety. there was apparently warnings that mental health evaluators and employers knew that this guy had serious depression. he should simply never have been allowed to continue to be a pilot
is that fair? is it fair 150 people are dead? if you have mental problem, i sympathize. but you should not be trusted with my life
you don't hire asthmatics to do heavy lifting in dusty places, you don't hire albinos to work in the sun, you don't hire amputees for typing jobs. and you don't hire people with mental disorders to fly airplanes
some people have medical conditions which preclude them from certain lines of work. if you have major depression, you should not be allowed to have any job where you can easily cause loss of life. you should not be a commercial pilot. period
it's rather shameful german law does not reflect this, or any other country for that matter. i hope these familes sue. the german government, the airline industry, and Germanwings screwed up, and they need to receive a heavy reprimand on the only terms they understand: financial ones