reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I agree on the F-22, but unfortunately they're built by people, and that means screw ups, both deliberate to make more money (no I'm not saying
they're sabotaging anything, but they slow work down, approve designs with known screw ups and then have to fix them etc), and unknown.
I just downloaded twenty four AIB reports, based on aircraft type from 2001 (C-141 in Memphis) until 2009, and the one common factor I found in them
was that the crew screwed the pooch, took it out to dinner, and did it again. Everything from over rotating (to twice the specified angle), to
completely forgetting to do their "Before Landing" checklist and putting the wheels down (believe it or not, twice, in two separate aircraft types,
and one being an augmented crew). Not only are the aircraft being used hard, the crews just aren't flying the damn jets.