Otto D. Pilot – Could YOU Do It???
Good afternoon, I will be airline your pilot from the ground today,
and I’ll be keeping an eye on your automated flight for your boeing 737 Leaving Pearson for Cancun International airport….where it’s currently
27 or 81 just like it is in Toronto and at the flight center here in Sarnia – sunshine for the rest of today, down to 14 or 57 tonight.
– I’ll be flying you by remote control – we hope you enjoy the flight.
Would you do it? AUTOMATED FLIGHTS? NO?
Ok.. but what if I were to tell you that computers are already doing
a lot of the flying already?
Commercial AIRLINERS already have the ability to take off, cruise, and land using on-board flight computers — but now… removing pilots from the cockpit entirely could SAVE $35 billion per year — to airlines
and improve safety. This, according to a new report.
As long as your ground based pilot doesn’t sound like this:
So…would YOU do it? If you could get to Cancun and back for a hundred and 50 bucks – by hopping on an automated plane with the pilot on the ground, in a drone seat ,in a fight center.
Would you save the cash and take the ride?
I’ve been doing flight hops for a month now on MS Flight Simulator in a Boeing 737 -800. That pretty much qualifies ME to be your captain.
Do a rock show – fly a plane . Just like Ed Force One.
I mean, as a Commercial airline pilot…
WHAT’S THE DIFF? RIGHT?
You’ve got your AutoNav and Auto-Throttle. You just punch in your speed, heading and altitude—And throw on “Otto the Pilot” once your gear folds up after liftoff.
THEN YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS in which to take 5 minutes to punch in your ILS landing frequency – your plane picks up the frequency when u get near the airport, and like a homing beacon…or a tractor beam if you’re
imaginative, the ILS guides your plane down the center-line of the runway.
Guaranteed that this happened on your last flight.
It’s already pretty much automated NOW….right?
How much different could it be?
What if a sudden cross-wind gusts across the runway on your final approach. Your pilot back in Canada at ground-control won’t feel it,
but he or she will see it register on the equipment readings.
Will that be enough?
By the way, Microsoft Flight Simulator-X (Steam Edition) is great fun.
You can download it HERE.