Old 27th Jul 2002, 11:19
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: uk
Posts: 168
The autopilot flies the airoplane, you programme it and monitor. Simple really, of course you can 'fly it' like Buck Rogers but you reduce the crews efficiency and significantly increase you chances of hitting something. This has been established time after time. Apart from the few cases where temporary reversion to manual flying is required then you only do it for fun not for safety. I fly Boeings.
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