Old 8th Jan 2015, 18:19
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island_airphoto
 
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Jockey69 - bull.
Have you ever flown an airplane?
Emergency half-arse flying is what you get when you recruit passengers from the back to have a go, not the guys up front presumably getting paid to know how to operate their equipment. You would massively fail an IR Comp Check with me if you pointed at the autopilot as a method to get things done. Sure Otto is great on a long boring leg, but there are times when humans are better, especially in extremis when the plane is going beyond limits Otto is programmed for. For one thing, Otto is happy to rip the wings right off in a good updraft or give up and disconnect.
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