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Autoland Is Garmin's Newest Safety Feature: FlightAware

Discussion in 'Other' started by Lord Leighton, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Great addition to safety. I believe it will save lives and control rising insurance costs.....
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    The auto land news has reached the pilot community with surprise that a system like this exists for small aircraft.

    The airport coffee shop was buzzing with a positive reaction to this system. It is amazing !

    The system will definitely effect single pilot operations, since a passenger can be instructed how to activate the system in the event the pilot suddenly becomes incapacitated

    It will be expensive, but there are those that will pay the price for it.

    The only down side for single pilot ops is that it will do nothing for pilot error.....which is the main cause for accidents with single pilot operators

    In time maybe they will invent a system for that too!
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I'm not sure about insurance premiums for G/A, but I remember my Dad said insurance for a Comanche 250 was less than for a 180 because it had more power to get you out of a bad situation if it arose. I'm also not sure how much discount an auto land system will offset the price, but everything helps I guess. If someone already spent the money for the qualifying avionics(minimum, Garmin 3000?) needed to pair up with this(not knowing this was going to be available), they prolly got the money for this too.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    I can see it now. A system like this in airliners so there could justify one pilot;)

    Actually they could train a monkey to push the button if the pilot dies.......!

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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    Probably work as good as the BRS chutes.
     
  7. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    If airlines have to forego a second pilot's salary to think they're saving money is out of their f**king minds. Again, Wall St. interfering.
     
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    Better to land on a runway than someone's house, I say.
     
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