NTSB calls greater aviation professionalism

The National Transportation Safety Board is one of the more important, cost-effective branches of government, standing as a bulwark against those who cut corners in all modes of transport. NTSB has issued its annual wish list of safety improvements needed in the airline industry, starting with criticism of a lack of professionalism by dozing air-traffic controllers, pilots who overfly an airport and pilots who forget basic aerodynamics and fly into the ground. The Washington Post has a good wrapup today, with lots of links to the safety stories cited in the article, on this vitally important issue.