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Thread: Should planes be flying themselves?

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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    Human error has been the cause of almost every single airplane crash in recent history.
    This link suggests that isn't the case; Accident statistics

    You'd also need to take account of times when there is a mechanical failure that pilots take action to mitigate in a way an automated system may not be able to. I think the best you can say is that's it's a complex picture.

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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by youngturk View Post
    But how we make sure a someone's 100% mentally healthy.
    If you want 100 % no risk at all in your life, I recommend you never go outdoors. Or move about indoors.
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I am all for autopilot planes.

    Though I think at least one of the flight attendants on each flight should have a rudimentary understanding of flying the aircraft they are assigned to just in case.
    She (or he) should sit in the cockpit on takeoff and landings and bad weather just in case of a malfunction in the autopilot. Also, the FA would have to type in course corrections to avoid bad weather or in case of holding patterns.
    But otherwise I think the cockpit should be locked and empty and leave the flying up to the inflatable autopilot.

    Yeah, remember that movie. Pretty funny when the autopilot sprung a leak and needed manual re-inflating. LOL.
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No, as that creates a new and greater danger.

    In theory for new aircraft a signal put be sent putting a jetliner into auto pilot that can't be over ridden. And, potentially, the aircraft could be remotely flown and even landed with the crew unable to over ride ground control. Yes, that would avoided what happened.

    But on the other hand, if that system were hacked every jetliner in the world could be remotely flown into the ground with the crew unable to stop it. If an air traffic controller who could do the over ride wanted to kill everyone in every jetliner in that air space, so could that person.

    There is little to be done to stop a person who goes suicidal and wanting to kill other people along with this from succeeding.
    Well we could prevent doctors from giving a severely depressed pilot a "not fit to fly" letter and not notifying the airline he works for. This tragedy is a lesson in how protecting patient privacy has caused the death of 149 innocents. The Doctor should have said nothing to the pilot and immediately called Lufthansa. As it was he destroyed the mans life dream of being a pilot and sent him right over the edge...and into that mountain. So sad.
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Is the title a slang reference to masturbation? Or are you referring to an autopilot? Or some other thing that is impossible to tell since you could not be bothered to explain what you where talking about?
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