...claims man who doesn’t hold a pilot’s licence.
Sorry, but in many areas the technology (even if difficult for a layman to really understand it) has improved things beyond all recognition.
My first car was a 1961 Hillman Minx. Mechanically simple, easy to get your head round, but I needed to be under the bonnet most weekends. I currently own a Honda Civic - loads of technology which has been totally and utterly reliable. Far more complexity than any of my first few cars and far more dependable.
Back to aircraft then...
Back in 1960 the fatal accident rate was about 11 per million flights. This has been steadily dropping and in 2017 (the last year I could quickly find figures for) was approximately 0.1 per million flights. During that time aircraft have become hugely more complex and measurably safer.
The technology may well be complex, but as long as it’s making things safer and more reliable then I’m all for it.
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