Features November 2017 Issue
Black Swan Lessons
Aviation history is rife with watershed events. Some turned out well, and others not so. While we donít see them every day, these watershed events can help us learn.
It was once believed that all swans were white. No one considered the possibility of black swans until a Dutch explorer discovered them in Australia in 1697. That is the nature of a Black Swan event: Itís rare, has an extreme impact and is predictable in retrospect.