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Grunts will just be beta testing these to work out the bugs before they're pure fleeted to their impending combat force- T-Unit Hunter-Killers.
Frighteningly- that's exactly what is happening. I have a friend who is a pilot and pilot trainer with JetBlue, and one of his main functions is conducting recently-required yearly "basic flying" requalification for pilots. He explained to me that due to cockpit automation pilots have become passengers whose job it is to keep an eye on the computers that are actually flying the planes.This seems a bit like claiming that modern stability systems/autopilot lead to pilots being unable to fly.
And therein lies the true evil of autonomous integrated digital systems... I can't believe anyone would voluntarily get on a plane after finding out that hundreds of people have been killed by automated flight control systems that actively overrode the human pilots' inputs and flew perfectly operating aircraft straight into the ground.And as the Engineer all you do is monitor it, overide only if needed.
In many cases, yes, but in others- a big HELL NO!but aviation technology has progressed to the point where the risks that automation introduce are greatly outweighed by benefits when it comes to safety.
That's very informative- thanks.New Vortex podcast discussing the NGSW optic -