Until such time as there are MECHANICAL changes to the 737 Nax, I will not fly one.
Why? Well, here’s how hard it is to get proper “trim” (i.e. not flying into the ground) on a NON_Max 737.
Then realize the 737 Max has longer cable runs (so harder to manually trim than this already impossible to trim case) AND has more powerful engines (so more pitch up divergence under the normal “stall recovery” process of “add thrust”) AND has a longer body (so more pitch up divergence) so much so that MCAS was added to put in a LOT of automatic “down pitch” via power trim adjustments… just to make the aircraft basically flyable…
So what happens when the trim is sending massive nose down due to a faulty sensor or “whatever” and the pilot is pulling full back on the yoke and the co-pilot is trying like hell to manually adjust “trim” that is sending you into the Earth and it just isn’t possible? You Die.
Even if you shut off MCAS, it isn’t possible to fly / recover the aircraft once in lots of “Trim Down” and with significant speed or power applied (which is SOP for a stall condition – add power and speed to fly out of it).
Boeing has a bad aircraft design and they need to fix it. Not just try to patch around it with software.
I don’t know why, but “embed” is not working for this video. Probably so the ad revenue is increased. So OK, hit the link and skip the commercial:
Via Android I get the embed code. I wonder if this is the Google Screwage thing…