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    Quote Originally Posted by ATLcrew View Post
    I'd find the time though.
    You let me know how it goes. I will have to be happy flying my J-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoeingBobby View Post
    You let me know how it goes. I will have to be happy flying my J-3.
    Well maybe I did run off at the mouth about some pilots abilities. Just an old taildragger who always liked hand flying and using the rudders.

    But to my first point. Over the years I've seen this. Seven or so years ago at the Mammoth Lakes airport was a guy training pilots to pass the Private Pilot written. Then was training them to operate UAV's. He told me he couldn't train them fast enough for all the openings. Hmm, I'm not sure where they are working, but. Then as I've said I've seen articles in Pro Pilot magazine and a couple others where they address aircraft without any pilots. I thought the next step would be single pilot and was surprised with the premise of NO pilots.

    As I said with the retirement numbers increasing in the next 5-15 years I suspect the subject is going to surface more. When I retired from NetJets 4 years ago we had pilots 75 years old still flying. I think a few years ago the union agreed to lower the max age to 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kent olsen View Post
    ***using the rudders***
    What is this rudder of which you speak? My head may be exploding. Possibly Evan's too.
    Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kent olsen View Post
    ***I thought the next step would be single pilot and was surprised with the premise of NO pilots.***
    Yes.

    Concur.

    We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kent olsen View Post
    I thought the next step would be single pilot and was surprised with the premise of NO pilots.
    A single pilot is the premise of no pilots, just as a single engine is the premise of no engines. In both cases, we need the second as the redundancy. The current two-pilot cockpit is the premise of a single pilot.

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    When we are ready for pilot-less, let's move to pilot-less. While we are not ready for pilot-less, let's keep 2 pilots and let's keep them actively hand flying (click-click, clack-clack) from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    When we are ready for pilot-less, let's move to pilot-less. While we are not ready for pilot-less, let's keep 2 pilots and let's keep them actively hand flying (click-click, clack-clack) from time to time.
    Done!

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