Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Good read about dealing with automation

Came across this blog post about a pilot who flew 737s and 757s but was new to the A321.


  1. How do the "Smoke and Mirrors" of the A321 compare to the aircraft you fly?

  2. You read it too?
    Great :-)

  3. Hmm the Airbus is very different and much more automated than the plane I fly. I have Vnav, but it's not linked to the autopilot. I have to manually tell the plane how to descend to meet a crossing restriction. Even at my level of automation....sometimes it's nice to turn it all off and fly the plane (like on a beautiful VFR day).

  4. Good ole Captain Dave(with a small c as he would say)!!!!


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