Re: over-automation with glass cockpits

From:         garyn@pacifier.com (Gary Neff)
Organization: Pacifier BBS, Vancouver, Wa.  ((360) 693-0325)
Date:         07 Sep 96 17:09:13 
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In article <airliners.1996.1620@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "http://www2.portal.ca/~urbanpre/airneil.html"@thoth.portal.ca wrote:

>What about a stall?  Do you ever want to stall a large commercial
>airliner other than during initial flight tests?  I would think it
>would be highly beneficial to never be able to stall a plane but to go
>right to the maximum angle of attack, and to have the computer advance
>the throttles, etc.  What do you experienced people have to say about
>this?  Are there any other situations where you would always want the
>computer to stop you?

I can't even begin to imagine a situation, in any phase of flight, where you'd
get close to a stall (except windshear training in the sim, perhaps), in a
transport catagory aircraft.

Gary

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