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#26 - jewsburninindaoven
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Texting while driving. Try texting while flying.
#164 to #26 - dracodiabolus **User deleted account**
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Never forget.
Never forget.
#90 to #26 - lamarisagoodname
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(01/27/2013) [-]
That's an aircraft inspection, that's not a pilot's uniform and all the instruments indicate the plane's not flying (unless it's perfectly gliding through the air, in which case alpha as ****)
#39 to #26 - rplix ONLINE
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(01/26/2013) [-]
But...when you are driving, there are things you can hit. Other cars, street lamps, etc.

In the air, there isn't the same sort of danger. I don't know how to explain it.
#88 to #39 - swiftykidd **User deleted account**
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#169 to #88 - bagertastic
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(01/27/2013) [-]
not exactly one mile. its typically a thousand feet of clearance between two aircraft.
#174 to #169 - swiftykidd **User deleted account**
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#177 to #174 - bagertastic
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(01/27/2013) [-]
a few nautical miles horizontally depending on the situation. as for vertical separation it can be as little as 1000 feet once again depending on the situation.
#21 - Awesomecarrot
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Pilots only do this when they reach a good cruising height,
and from then on the autopilot takes over. Pilots only really
come back into it in the descent when human judgement
is needed to correct the landing position due to wind and ****.
Plus, if any danger is near, sounds made by alarms will alert the pilots.
#20 - thatrandomnoob
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(01/26/2013) [-]
What is this from?
#27 to #20 - ungcc [OP]
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Saturday Night Live
#19 - ungcc [OP]
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Guise...calm down....just lookin' for laughs
#16 - bagertastic
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(01/26/2013) [-]
As an actual pilot this ban is retarded. i use my cell as a gps map, my tablet as a flight planner/gps unit, and i fly just fine. no crashes of any kind.
#95 to #16 - humaneety
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(01/27/2013) [-]
No crashes YET
#63 to #16 - YllekNayr
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Well, to be fair, that's kind of a confirmation bias, seeing as had you suffered any crashes, you wouldn't BE here to tell us it's a bad idea.
#167 to #63 - bagertastic
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(01/27/2013) [-]
You do have me there. i was attempting to state that the use of electronics should not be banned if the pilot is using them correctly such as a aid to situational awareness.
#62 to #16 - samous
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(01/26/2013) [-]
pic or never happend
post you're pic with a pilote hat and holding a paper saying '**** you samous you are wrong'
#168 to #62 - bagertastic
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I do not work for a pilot company therefore, I do not have said "pilots hat"
#31 to #16 - Soundtrack
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Doubt it.
#14 - draezeth
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(01/26/2013) [-]
"It would appear there was an error in our transport..."

What the title made me think of.
#37 to #14 - Marker
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Is that a Toa Metru?
#56 to #37 - draezeth
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Nuju is sad you don't know him by name.
Nuju is sad you don't know him by name.
#70 to #56 - Marker
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(01/26/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, Nuju.
#33 to #14 - someponynew
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(01/26/2013) [-]
OH. OH MY FGGDFGDSFGSDFGSDGFSDFG.....
I LOVE YOU.
#23 to #14 - samxdaxman
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(01/26/2013) [-]
holy **** dude, how many bionicle reaction images/gifs do you have? because I ******* WANT THEM
#24 to #23 - draezeth
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(01/26/2013) [-]
I actually just pulled up Web of Shadows on Youtube and screencapped for this one. If you want gif, though, just go to the Bionicle tag on Tumblr. Cross-Wired-Freak should have everything you need.
#25 to #24 - samxdaxman
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(01/26/2013) [-]
awesome.
#28 to #25 - draezeth
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(01/26/2013) [-]
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#13 - jakeattack
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(01/26/2013) [-]
yeah, there was an air france crash over the Atlantic years back and they realized the autopilot was to blame, and the pilots could not override it. what the **** is the point of having pilots that cant fly the ******* plane then?
#68 to #13 - freight
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(01/26/2013) [-]
its not about the pilots its about the mechanical dysfunctions
#10 - galaxyguy
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Well, the autopilot does most of the flying anyway, so there's no reason the pilots can't be texting or whatever while the computers do all their work for them.

Actually, because the autopilot does such a large ammount of the actual flying, it was proposed some years ago that the pilots should remain on ground, flying their aircraft by remote control, if at all. This would prevent them from panicking during potential crash scenarios, allowing them to calmly right their airplanes, and not make rash decisions. This also would keep pilots alive so that they could report what went wrong after the flight, preventing future crash scenarios.
#52 to #10 - airdick
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(01/26/2013) [-]
my apologies but this is the stupidest ******* thing ive ever heard..
#67 to #52 - galaxyguy
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(01/26/2013) [-]
My thoughts exactly. But it does make some sense.

For instance, the materials inside planes, particuarly the seats (I think it was the seats), release noxious fumes when they catch fire. In the event of a fire on the plane, having the pilots present increases the risk that they be knocked out and rendered incapable of flying their aircraft, effectively dooming all aboard.

Now imagine if the pilot was instead sitting in the control tower, controlling the plane remotely. No chance of knocking out due to noxious fumes, sudden depressurization, diving sickness (due to rapid descent), et cetra.
#71 to #67 - airdick
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(01/26/2013) [-]
I do see where you are coming from, and it does make sense in a way

But i do still feel that when it comes to remote controls, many more things can go wrong. For instance, when you're completely depending on remote control, it is so much easier to lose contact or signal to the plane. Where as when theres a pilote on board even if computers start to fail, theres still the possibility of manually controlling the aircraft, right?

As for toxic fumes and such, a) why wouldnt they just re design and use non harmul material and stuff (although possibly expensive, its better than the remote control idea) and b) why not make the cockpit have its own ventilation system, as well a fire proof it and totally isolated from the main cabin, so if anything does go wrong, the flight attendants could be trained to deal with it, while the pilots, the trained pilots, are locked in ensuring the safety of all by doing whatever is necessary.

In my eyes, I just beleive there are simpler, more convienient ways to deal with these sorts of problems.

We all know KISS, keep it simple stupid. (not saying anyone is stupid, its just the expression)
#8 - thinkwithportals
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Just because they weren't banned before doesn't mean that pilots were using them rampantly. Most would take pride in their job and not use them without someone telling them to.
#17 to #8 - bagertastic
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(01/26/2013) [-]
As a pilot I use my tablet and phone with Garmin pro as a situational awareness aid, it is not a distraction if used correctly.
#7 - krizzah
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(01/26/2013) [-]
That's what I call terriFLYING news!
#173 to #7 - wadethegreat
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(01/27/2013) [-]
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#57 to #7 - Digitalphear
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(01/26/2013) [-]
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#45 to #7 - boydaranga
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Oh my!
#38 to #7 - Marker
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(01/26/2013) [-]
George is the new Carlos.
#29 to #7 - ChIkEnRuLe
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(01/26/2013) [-]
lol
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#32 to #4 - oborawatabinost
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(01/26/2013) [-]
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#84 to #32 - miaandvinny
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(01/26/2013) [-]
What did they say?
#145 to #84 - oborawatabinost
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Something like "what are they going to crash into, the clouds?"
#188 to #145 - miaandvinny
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Ah, thank you.
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#9 to #4 - maxismahname
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(01/26/2013) [-]
you really have no idea how being a pilot works do you?
#5 to #4 - anon
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(01/26/2013) [-]
the ground :(
#6 to #5 - SILENCEnight
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(01/26/2013) [-]
**SILENCEnight rolled a random image posted in comment #36666 at Friendly ** towers?
#22 to #6 - deathzor
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(01/26/2013) [-]
I wish Jeff Dunham was still funny :(
#1 - dapanda
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(01/26/2013) [-]
and guess what, we don't need pilots, cause autopilot does nearly everything, the only reason they are there is to reassure the passengers.
#30 to #1 - iliketires
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Do planes have auto-land and auto-takeoff as well?
Do planes have auto-land and auto-takeoff as well?
#44 to #30 - altairibnlaahad
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Actually, they do have auto-land.
#18 to #1 - ieatbengay
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Well no ones trying to stop you going on a plane without pilots
Well no ones trying to stop you going on a plane without pilots
#15 to #1 - Tommovdv
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(01/26/2013) [-]
You have no knowledge whatsoever about airplanes do you?
#3 to #1 - zenbass
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(01/26/2013) [-]
And for takeoffs and landings. Autopilot isn't all it's cracked up to be.   
   
GIF unrelated.
And for takeoffs and landings. Autopilot isn't all it's cracked up to be.

GIF unrelated.
#2 to #1 - ungcc [OP]
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Thanks for that reassurance.