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    Should planes be flying themselves?

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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by youngturk View Post
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    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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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by youngturk View Post
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    Interesting idea. I understand why you asked, but I think complete auto pilot would be just as dangerous in the event of technology failure, which happens.
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Other vehicles either....
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Interesting idea. I understand why you asked, but I think complete auto pilot would be just as dangerous in the event of technology failure, which happens.
    Wait, so you think he is saying that no pilot would be involved at all? Seriously, why did he not bother to explain that? At least then it would be easy to give an answer to...it is a terrible idea for a number of reasons. What about for takeoffs, approaches and landings? Is he including that in the no pilot involvement do you think?
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Did we learn anything from the Terminator.?
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    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.

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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?
    Should have added some details,sorry I mean should they be flying without human pilots aboard.
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by youngturk View Post
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    Nope.That said I would support some sort of pilot assist the way some cars have parallel parking assist, but make it more pro-active like if the plane detects a mountain and flying over or around that mountain if the pilot fails to respond after a certain amount of time or can not respond in time.
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    Re: Should planes be flying themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Wait, so you think he is saying that no pilot would be involved at all? Seriously, why did he not bother to explain that? At least then it would be easy to give an answer to...it is a terrible idea for a number of reasons. What about for takeoffs, approaches and landings? Is he including that in the no pilot involvement do you think?
    I think it because we were just posting to each other in the thread about the pilot intentionally crashing the plane. You'll have to ask him the answers to the other questions.
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