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    Pilots Depend On Automation Too Much?


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    Great article, Airbus has been designing the pilot out of the flightdeck. AF447 drove that point home.
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    Completely manual



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    not sure why but at about the 8:53 mark the plane starts to call the pilots names....
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    It's the new "Social Cockpit"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ari707 View Post
    not sure why but at about the 8:53 mark the plane starts to call the pilots names....
    That's the beauty of automation - I used to have a flight instructor on board to call me names like that!

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    Post Do Commercial Pilots Really “Suck” at Manual Flying?

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    Do Commercial Pilots Really “Suck” at Manual Flying?

    Do pilots really “suck” at manual flying, as a soon-to-be-released FAA report suggests? Airbus Captain and author Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier explores this disturbing possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    That's the beauty of automation - I used to have a flight instructor on board to call me names like that!
    Right after the 20 foot callout it starts chanting my name...
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