high altitudes, deep insights

While winter camping videos provide entertainment as the cold months drag on, I have become equally fascinated by aviation accident investigation videos made by creators such as Mentour Pilot and Green Dot Aviation. I started randomly watching these types of analysis videos in early 2020, finding them a fascinating way to learn more about flight safety during the downtime of the pandemic. These channels thoroughly explain what went wrong during plane crashes by analyzing all the official records and final reports. These days, I find it incredibly interesting to learn about the complex systems involved in flight and how things can go wrong thousands of feet in the air. Their analyses help illuminate the "Swiss cheese model" of latent conditions, active failures, and other factors that can intersect and contribute to an incident.

image: remix of a flork of cows comic panel.