Old 19th Jun 2011, 18:12
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gatbusdriver
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south england
Posts: 395
By all means Dozy.

But you must give the majority of us credit for the fact that we do not hand fly into busy TMA's, we do not hand fly through bad weather/around bad weather, and most probably do not hand fly in IMC. We do not do it because we can't, but for the fact that monitoring becomes a much more important task during these times. Good pilots know how to manage workload as well as many other things, and as such hand fly at appropriate times.

I would add though that pilots do not have a good grasp of punctuation or spelling (for pilots add I)!

I fly because I love it (bar the night flights!), I loved it since my first AEF flight out of BOH on the Chipmunk, why on earth do I want to manage the whole flight, bar the last 400', via the MCP and FMS.

Regards

GBD
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