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by Rockie
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

valleyboy wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:06 am
WX will have little effect except in situations such as hurricanes and thunder storms for arrivals and departures but pilots not needed to deal with that.
I once knew a pilot who wanted an airplane that could do 400 knots because "it will outrun all the weather".
by Rockie
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

That is definitely a challenge. Particularly, as no where in the world right now is any plane being flown single pilot. I , for one, admit that I never have seen a single cockpit aircraft, or a plane being flown by one pilot. A training issue. Who knew? Maybe some smart people could develop, oh I d...
by Rockie
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

My prediction is that there will continue to be human pilots in the front of airliners as well as increasingly capable auto pilots, until such time as they invent a system that is sufficiently advanced to function as an auto-SCAPEGOAT. Exactly. Captains are just Risk Managers and until they get a s...
by Rockie
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

Tsgarp. Flying automated airplanes for 15 years? Bullshit, you don’t fly anything.

Digits, what do you do for a living?
by Rockie
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

Every flight. The FMS has to be programmed and modified to suit anticipated conditions. Once inflight actual conditions, traffic, poorly performing software requires further modifications or direct control over the flight path of the aircraft either through use of direct modes of the autopilot and ...
by Rockie
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

Every flight. The FMS has to be programmed and modified to suit anticipated conditions. Once inflight actual conditions, traffic, poorly performing software requires further modifications or direct control over the flight path of the aircraft either through use of direct modes of the autopilot and a...
by Rockie
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

What inputs does he have to make to save the plane that could not have been done by ATC into the autopilot? All of them. The mistake you’re making is assuming pilots only intervene in the automation when ATC requires something. Hardly. Another mistake is that every clearance and instruction given t...
by Rockie
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

Rockie, this is not a matter of opinion, its a matter of observable fact. Airbus did it. They built an airliner that flies without pilots. It's here. or 4) You like hyperbole. Any one of these four conclusions explains your position on this thread. Airbus demonstrated it, but pilotless drones have ...
by Rockie
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

I hate to break this to you, but, in both the Airbus and the Hornet there are many layers of computers and code between you and the control surfaces. One needs no time in the aircraft to know this, one only need know how to read. There will indeed be mistakes in the computer code, however, most of ...
by Rockie
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel starting to come back?
Replies: 21
Views: 2363

Re: Travel starting to come back?

I was really happy to see AT flying again, and am delighted that Sunwing is seeing signs of life as well. This is a human problem, competitive sentiment takes a backseat in my book to getting the whole world back on its feet in a controlled manner.
by Rockie
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

Stick to being the office gofer , and forget about BS everyone with you nonsense. Imagine this sentence being some critical line of code and you get my point. Your point is moot because critical lines of code get much better proof reading than Avcanada posts. Yet mistakes still happen, imagine that...
by Rockie
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

tsgas wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:35 am
Stick to being the office gofer , and forget about BS everyone with you nonsense.
Imagine this sentence being some critical line of code and you get my point.
by Rockie
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

I’m still curious, was your undergrad in CS or Eng? I’m just asking because you are making some pretty bold statements about coding and AI. Why do computer programmers think they’re smarter than anyone else and infallible? Everybody in the world has to live with their screw ups. My phone is on soft...
by Rockie
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

I get it, you’re just cranking everybody up for fun right? People like you’re pretending to be can’t really exist or we would have gone extinct thousands of years ago. Haha...good one tsgas. You’re probably a sociology professor in real life conducting a study on how much stupidity people will accep...
by Rockie
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

"CIS scum bigot"?

I had to look that one up and I still have no idea what it is or how it applies here.
by Rockie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

Oh yes, wannabe definitely applies to the individual you brought into the discussion. The navigator was replaced by an IRS and and FMS, which nobody could consider smart. Same with ECAM, EICAS and simplified systems which replaced the flight engineer but are also not smart. Computers do what program...
by Rockie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

I don't have to imagine it, I've seen it first had, more times than I can count, from the front end. My Dad worked CN freight and used to take me with him often. I listened to the hogger, (what railroaders call the engineers), talk about what he was doing when he took up the slack. Same thing when ...
by Rockie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

Have you ever rode the Skytrain in Vancouver ? There's a very large difference between a 4 car people mover and a 100+ car 14000 ton freight train with air brakes and 150 feet of slack moving over uneven terrain. Not really, as far as a computer is concerned. It's all accelerations, times, distance...
by Rockie
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

As for automation for flying, CN rail still has operators. Have you ever rode the Skytrain in Vancouver ? There's a very large difference between a 4 car people mover and a 100+ car 14000 ton freight train with air brakes and 150 feet of slack moving over uneven terrain. "Finesse" seems like a stra...
by Rockie
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 131
Views: 8406

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

The war on stupidity is a serious one because people don't understand the seriousness of this strain of viral infection. That applies to everything. We cannot afford situations where the stupid people say "sorry, I guess I was wrong". Assuming they're smart enough to recognize when they're wrong, w...
by Rockie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 131
Views: 8406

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

Herman Cain's the 150,001st US citizen to die from a hoax. Louis Gohmert's on deck.

F**King idiots.
by Rockie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 131
Views: 8406

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield said ... that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among high school students. Redfield argued that lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental h...
by Rockie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

If pilot training were a simple matter of pointing the airplane in the right direction with nothing standing in the way we could do it in a fraction of the time. Real life isn't anything like that though and a great deal of initial simulator time is spent training the crew to fly the aircraft safely...
by Rockie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

Rockie. Instead of dazzling us with your rather uninformed perspective, why don’t you take a few moments and google and read the article which describes what the TBM autoland will actually do. A bit more than what you are purporting in your self described wisdom. And this is an $85K fix to a small ...
by Rockie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 160
Views: 6753

Re: how long

50 years ago, autoland couldn't download the weather, select the nearest airport with a suitable runway, choose the correct approach for an into-wind runway of suitable length, announce its intentions to ATC on the correct frequency, Autoland doesn't do that. Some other unthinking programs may do t...

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