Re: The future of "pilots"

From: (Das Pork)
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Date:         20 Apr 95 01:51:44 
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Pilot's jobs are secure. The aircraft will always need a human being to
deal with the things the computers aren't programmed for. Also in the
event of mechanical breakdowns the pilots alone can decide what to do. If
a system is built it will eventually break no matter how carefully
constructed and maintained. As long as events are not all forseeable,
someone (or two someones) who are capable of creative thought and flying
experience will have to be along.

I also would never consider flying in a pilotless aircraft. They may not
do alot of stick and rudder flying anymore, but their workload as far as
monitoring systems, ATC regulations, weather problems and the like keep
pilots more than busy during their flights.

Das Pork