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Learn to Fly by the seat of your pants!

Postby sim » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:54 am

Are you an autopilot ace? Can you spot when automatic system endangers you?
Incidents like the San Francisco Asiana and the 737 Max crashes show better manual pilot skills are essential but have been lost!
An experienced manual pilot can fly by the seat of his pants when engines fail or the microchips go Berserk! :wink: ... ti-461057/
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Re: Learn to Fly by the seat of your pants!

Postby StuartC » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:26 am

Personally, I use the force...………….
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Re: Learn to Fly by the seat of your pants!

Postby Johan G » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:19 pm

The Max accidents also raised concern about a fast-track ICAO commercial pilot licence standard known as the "multicrew pilot licence". That licence requires no minimum cockpit hours, but holders must have 240h of simulator or cockpit time and a private pilot licence.

Whoa, only a PPL and simulator time.[2] Is that for real or a misunderstanding by the author? :shock: :?:
[1] Jon Hemmerdinger,, "FAA urges ICAO to address erosion of 'manual' piloting skills", 25 September 2019
[2] Though I assume there is as much theory as a regular CPL.
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