AP: After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots, April 2015

“NEW YORK (AP) — To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots.

“That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate over autonomous jets is resurfacing. At the very least, some have suggested allowing authorities on the ground to take control of a plane if there is a rogue pilot in the cockpit.

Continue reading the AP article, which features an interview with Dr. Humphreys.