BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WZZM) -- The dean of Western Michigan University's College of Aviation says future pilot training may include psychological testing.
Captain Dave Powell, who retired as a United Airlines chief pilot before coming to WMU seven years ago said Thursday, "We're always evaluating how we train, so is this something that's going to have to be evaluated? I'm absolutely convinced it will be."
Powell notes since 9/11, U.S. airlines have required two people be in the cockpit at all times. That's not true in Europe, but Powell says it's no guarantee that safety is 100 percent assured.
"Saying the co-pilot didn't let the captain back in can that happen? Absolutely. Could it happen here in America? Absolutely."