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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #3 - aahrg
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(07/07/2013) [-]
planes these days fly themselves, pilots are only needed for take off, landing, and rough weather, and i was told that a few years ago, so who knows how much they actually do today..
#10 to #3 - tjilaz
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New planes can actually take off and land by themself, if the weather ain't to bad.
User avatar #33 to #3 - symustafa
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(07/08/2013) [-]
I've been in the cocklit of an airliner midflight. They are still needed for communication with other planes, and they need to pay close attention on how the plane is doing at all times. At least one pilot should be awake at all times. Otherwise what you say is mostly true.
User avatar #14 to #3 - bboyman
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from old news reports, apparently they're reading atlases ( world maps )
User avatar #5 to #3 - imakejewburgers
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I don''t care how little they're needed to fly it, if I'm going to get into a metal tube and sit down as it hurtles through the air thousands of feet above ground I expect the pilots to pay attention the entire time.
#12 to #5 - anon id: d0109226
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You're more likely to die riding on a train than on a plane. That says something about safety.
User avatar #39 to #12 - FJuserHAHA
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well then again you're more likely to die on a plane with distracted pilots than on a plane with focused pilots.
User avatar #4 to #3 - GeneralLeeInsane
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Hasn't changed much since then.
But if something happens to the plane, you still need a damn pilot.
There's so much to pay attention to on planes, air pressure in the cabin, hydraulics, mechanical parts, wind speed, turbulence, weather, temperatures, turbine speeds, pitch, roll, yaw, physical tolerances of the structure over physical tolerances of the passengers, fuel levels, mileage, calculating fuel use over mileage factoring wind speeds and direction. So much going on.
User avatar #2 - couriersix
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(07/07/2013) [-]
first of all its the FAA not the FA, second ipads can help with navigation, and third planes these days fly themselves even the Cessnas do. So that point is invalid if you are a pilot.
I know this because I am studying to get my privet pilots licence.
User avatar #15 to #2 - emrakul
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The ipad point is irrelevant, because commercial airliners should already have their own navigation systems in place.
User avatar #20 to #2 - brettyoke
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"privet"
User avatar #26 to #20 - snaresinger
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He could also use an apostrophe and about a half dozen commas.
User avatar #21 - Sockopolis
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They have autopilot. Im sure they get incredibly bored.
User avatar #24 - breadmolester
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can anyone else imagine a police plane flying around catching pilots on there phones?! lmfao! giving out tickets to the air lines !!
#27 - CollinTB
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Sitting in a cramped airplane cockpit with 0 things to do between taking off and landing except talking to your co-pilot and watching gauges is probably pretty ****.
Sitting in a cramped airplane cockpit with 0 things to do between taking off and landing except talking to your co-pilot and watching gauges is probably pretty ****.
User avatar #36 to #27 - ponieskilledmyacc
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That's exactly why it's a job and not a hobby...
User avatar #32 - pulluspardus
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one of the best things I did as a child was to sit on the extra seat in the pilot room, as my dad used to work in my local airlines so I sat there while my dad was chatting with the pilot (his friend from highschool) , and the pilot , the copilot and my dad all drank tea , ate some sandwiches, after that they let me press a lot of buttons to let down the disable auto pilot , let down the tires, and do something with the wing, and finally lower the "Knot" to 50 if i remember right. of course the pilot then landed using the wheel, when its up in the air you barely see anything because of the cloud but when it lands, its awesome.

Piloting isn't as hard as people think.
User avatar #41 to #32 - majortomcomics
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You weren't piloting. You were hitting buttons.
User avatar #61 to #41 - pulluspardus
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yes, but its still on autopilot, landing and taking off require taking over the wheel.
User avatar #42 to #41 - kievaughnb
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That's what piloting is nowadays
User avatar #44 to #42 - majortomcomics
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They still steer, and have to do a bunch of math and all that tedious ****.
User avatar #45 to #44 - kievaughnb
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That's true, but a lot of that is done by ground control
User avatar #46 to #45 - majortomcomics
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That is also true.
I love your avatar, by the way.
User avatar #53 to #46 - kievaughnb
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Your avatar's pretty awesome, too.
User avatar #55 to #53 - majortomcomics
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Thankee. My old account was named thelonelymando, which was an awesome Boba Fett reference, alas, it was banned. I was surprised when I got the username mandalorian, though.
#56 to #55 - mandalorian
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Here it is
User avatar #25 - arborday
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kinder egg lol illegal

ak 47 legal
User avatar #28 to #25 - heartlessrobot
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Kinder Egg: Illegal
AK-47: Also illegal
Automatic weapons aren't legal.
#37 to #28 - anon id: 1b72a75b
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Not all AKs are automatic. Assault weapons are legal in various states, which an AK is considered.
User avatar #38 to #37 - heartlessrobot
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There's no such thing as an assault weapon. It's an assault rifle.
User avatar #43 to #38 - kievaughnb
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A weapon used in an assuat
#48 to #43 - heartlessrobot
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User avatar #50 to #48 - kievaughnb
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Wow, my keyboard **** itself

I swear I can spell

I'm a professional asshat m8
User avatar #52 to #50 - heartlessrobot
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Sexually assault you. With words.
User avatar #54 to #52 - kievaughnb
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fuk u i hat u

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#58 to #57 - kievaughnb
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User avatar #7 - picklesexer
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I use my phone all the time while flying, and I just fly old ass bush planes. Flying is not hard, you just trim the plan and you can pretty much relax. It is not like driving where you need to constantly look our for things you'll hit.
User avatar #11 to #7 - sketchE
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and dont most big planes have auto pilot to some degree? sure maybe not fly to this destination but fly straight for an hour
User avatar #13 to #11 - bramdk
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to awnser this, i have had a talk with a pilot once before. long story short, he pretty much does the taking off and the landing and the plane (he flies big intercontinental cargoplanes) just does the rest using autopilot.
the autopilot can even do the landing and taking off itself but this is not really used unless its needed since its a little more dangerous.

or as he said it "the people are only inside the plane for when stuff goes wrong"
User avatar #30 to #13 - truemox
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Old McDonnel Douglas planes had a really fascinating autopilot that would adjust pitch for airspeed. So, if the plane had about 300 feet to play with, there was no need to adjust the engines at all.
User avatar #23 to #11 - picklesexer
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Yeah Auto pilot can fly the plane all on it's own. Pilots only take control for take offs, landings, or extreme conditions like weather because they are critical points with the most margin for error. Some pilots probably even take naps when they are at cruise working long hours.
User avatar #29 to #7 - truemox
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Doubly so for something with an autopilot. Besides, if I want to switch from ForeFlight to Family Guy mid-flight, then **** it! I'll do that.
User avatar #6 - spikethepony
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Personal mobile devices...
I know many pilots. They use these damn things to help with navigation, because most of the GPSs on the planes are terrible as ****. I'd rather have these on planes then winding up somewhere in Mexico when I was trying to get to Iceland. (exaggeration, perhaps, but gets my point across.)
User avatar #31 to #6 - truemox
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Funny then, that most GPS units on aircraft cost two ******* thousand dollars at minimum....

The thing is, my iPad hold more charts, more frequencies, and more taxiway maps and displays them better than a 4 inch garmin screen mounted in the dash.