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August 31, 2011


Captain Dave at Flight Level 390 telling you all about Automation in Today's Airliners
Modern flight decks are a collection of systems working together to deliver pax safely to their destination thousands of miles away for pennies p/mile. They are not automated as the media wants the layperson to believe. The pilots still run the show, just in a different way that days of yonder. What happens when one of those systems quits working? The back-up system comes on line and is used. There are five (5) levels of flight management in Fi-Fi and you must understand each one of them thoroughly or you, as a pilot, are being irresponsible to your pax.

Read it all. He says he's being "sloppy" but he's actually being blunt and enlightening.

Posted by Vanderleun at August 31, 2011 4:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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