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Posted: 6/30/2001 8:01:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 9:52:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 10:03:12 PM EDT
One day we'll have airplanes that fly themselves... And Aviator will be out of a job.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 10:37:38 PM EDT
From the looks of the video I would say Aviators job is pretty damn secure.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 10:46:33 PM EDT
There are already planes which a pilot can't fly by himself, like the Stealth.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 10:59:18 PM EDT
The first flight of a civilian airliner that used no pilot inputs over the course of the whole flight took place back in 1994. While it was still fully manned the tecnology test was a sucsess ans autopilot flew the whole way. Take-off, landing and all(except the taxi.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 11:19:55 PM EDT
Hmmmm, guess that plane was hanging around guns too long? It learned how to fly all by itself just like guns learn to shoot all by themself.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 2:53:28 AM EDT
Ah, AirBus quality. Shall we poll the passengers about their opinion of Fly By Wire...? [xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(] [xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(][xx(] I was gonna put 100 on here, but you get the idea[;D]
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 3:34:50 AM EDT
They said "fully automated plane". That Airbus was not fully automated. It's the first fly-by-wire airliner. There were two pilots onboard. I recall that the pilot claimed he advanced the throttles but the engines refused to accelerate.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 5:34:42 PM EDT
We already have airplanes that fly by themselves without a pilot on board. They are called RPVs (Remote Pilotless Vehicles.) They had them in 94 when I left Gov. (DOD) employment. We were using them for recon. mostly and experimenting for weapons delivery. [:)]
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