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Old 8th Feb 2012, 10:49
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J.O.
 
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No-one seems to think it odd that it's legal (certified) to have an autopilot that under certain conditions in cruise gives back control of the plane to the pilots.
Are you saying that you think that an autopilot should be designed to remain connected when a key piece of data that it uses to fly the aircraft is no longer available? I sure hope not. Why not suggest that it's okay for the autopillot to continue flying a CAT III approach even when the ILS signal is missing ...
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