Old 28th Dec 2010, 11:51
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cessnapete
 
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Lack of manual skills

This trend has been a long time coming.
I was admonished in BA by the Route Check Capt 10 years ago for hand flying to 10000ft in severe CAVOK departing from a very sleepy Carib airport.
He said on the B744, we should always use maximum automatics to avoid overloading the NHP!.
I believe that on the BA B777 even when manual flying, use of the A/T is mandatory, so you can't win.
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