Old 7th Jan 2015, 12:03
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RVF750
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Nearer home than before!
Posts: 430
Fortunately, as a 737NG pilot, I still have the skill to disconnect the automatics or determine how much automation I want on a day to day level..

I once had an interesting conversation with a fleet manager where he justified telling his fleet captains to refrain from hand flying, because more FDM 'events' occurred whilst hand flying and stopping it would improve safety stats.

My reply that it showed that they should do more hand flying as clearly they weren't as good at it as they should be was lost on him.

Not my fleet thank the Lord.........

Personally I'm more of a 1000' kind of pilot, but on a smooth day I'll do the Jedi bit a while longer......

Our company are quite chilled about letting us keep our skills up. The 737 is still a stone aged thing with clever boxes bolted in really.
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