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  •  They also had available to them ... (5+ / 0-)
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    VTCC73, wader, KenBee, patbahn, Simplify

    ... FPV (flight path vector) indicators that were, apparently, biased out of view.

    The FPV symbology is selectable by the pilot, but not all pilots like to look at the FPV "cluttering" their displays. It's a damned shame, as this single indication would have reliably indicated the accident aircraft's true flight path. An unreliable airspeed event should have been easily identified and managed by a crew familiar with the FPV symbology and appropriate power settings.

    One take-away of this accident for me is that more and better training in the use of all available cues is crucial -- particularly in such advanced aircraft, where pilots are largely isolated from primary control of the aircraft.

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