From: Eamonn Shinners (eshinners at domain wrdp.com)
Date: Thu 13 Sep 2001 - 09:28:59 IST
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On Thursday 13 September 2001 09:13, you wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Sep 2001 Baldwin_James at domain 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).
CAT-3C will take the aircraft from the departure gate to the arrival gate
> 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).
The aircraft are equipped, it's the airport that has to have the equipment
> anyway... where's planes at domain linux.ie? :)
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