On Thu, 13 Sep 2001 Baldwin_James at emc.com wrote:
> Problem with this is the Aviation Authories do not trust auto-pilots,
not so sure. modern airplanes almost fly themselves, CAT-3 has been
around for quite a while under which an airplane will do the approach
itself and bring the craft to 50ft off the runway, whereupon the
second pilot sights the runway, and the flying pilot flares and lands.
(and i'm sure some can even land themselves).
truth is, pilots of modern craft need do very little actual flying.
> so if the pilots have dodgy mandy's burgers for lunch and
> collapse, who can get it?
if that happens you're screwed anyway... unless they actually /did/
have fully automated systems. (and existing craft are already 99%
equipped for it).
anyway... where's planes at linux.ie? :)
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