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.

http://flightlevel390.blogspot.com/2012/02/ten-west-of-cofax.html?spref=fb

4 comments:

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

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  2. Matthias K√ľnnethFebruary 8, 2012 at 5:37 AM

    You read it too?
    Great :-)

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  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).

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

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