Aviation News

October 1, 2009

Urban Legend Debunked: A330 Cockpit Video Shows Airbuses Do Not Fly Themselves

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Here’s a neat video from the cockpit of an A330-300 performing a nonprecision VOR approach to JFK’s runway 22L on a windy day. Those who subscribe to the urban legend that Airbus drivers don’t do much work because the planes fly themselves will be forced to reexamine this theory after seeing the sidestick work being done in the video’s inset.

(via Aero Digital Life)





  • futterman

    Cool stuff! I've never heard the automated “approaching two-two-left” or “## feet remaining” announcements before.

  • stug

    Wow ! he still makes it look easy though.Not only that he gets it on the center line, http://737throttle.com

  • stug

    Wow ! he still makes it look easy though.Not only that he gets it on the center line, http://737throttle.com