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Autoland Is Garmin's Newest Safety FeatureFor the past eight years, Garmin has secretly been working on a fascinating new capability, an autoland function that can rescue an airplane with an incapacitated pilot or save a pilot when weather conditions present no other safe option. Autoland should soon receive its first FAA approval, with certification expected shortly in the Piper M600, followed by the Cirrus Vision Jet. (www.ainonline.com) More...
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Watch the video - it’s cool, talks to the passengers, lowers gear.. atc.. does it all. Truly an emergency only product.
Game changer! I hope the models supported and retrofits roll out quickly. Many, many corporate buyers will line up for this technology. Well done Garmin.
Not great news for career pilots. One step closer to designing the pilot put altogether.
Plenty of jobs out there Chris and more to come. I see this technology mostly for those that operate single pilot anyway.
If the Airlines and powers at be have there way, those “single pilots” will have 250 people sitting behind them
Germanwings dashed any hope of a single pilot future beyond hope of recovery.
Because having two pilots saved the day in that instance?
One of them locked himself in the cockpit by himself.
My point exactly.
If there was a flight attendant holding the captain's seat while he was out, the crash wouldn't have happened.
No, really. Even if the flight attendant didn't know how to control the plane, it would be obvious what the first officer was doing, and the flight attendant would've let the captain back into the cockpit when he returned, and action would be taken to stop the first officer in his tracks.