May 2015 Issue

Losing It

Did a misprogrammed panel lead to disconnecting the autopilot and entering a graveyard spiral?

Spatial orientation is the bodyís natural ability to maintain orientation and/or posture in relation to the surrounding physical environment, both at rest and in motion. Itís a highly evolved ability, which uses visual and vestibular (inner ear) sensory inputs, as well as our sometimes unconscious ability to understand positioning of our body and its various parts. Together, these senses tell our brain what our body is doing and what is happening to it.

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