A man can dream

I’m not gonna lie, these features Chuck wishes he had, are super nice. I have spent the first 30 years of my aviation career without them. I didn’t know what I was missing! Now that I get to use all of this, I feel there is no going back, lol. It is amazing how quickly you get used to all this cool technology. I love having an auto pilot, auto throttles and a flight director! Maybe in my younger days I would have opted out of all the automation, because I “wanted to fly”, but as I am getting older, I really appreciate the computer helping me out a little. Maybe even more so because I have gone so long without any of these conveniences. And on top of that, it still fascinates me what all these modern planes can do and I enjow watching the plane do it.

I would be careful though getting any of this into Chucks hands. He might just be the poster boy for complacency and that is a big threat with automation. Maybe it’s best we let him dream on for a little while longer. What do you guys think?


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6 comments on “A man can dream
  1. Mo Davies says:

    Winebago had to ament their brochure after an owner left the vehicle on “autopilot”, and went into the kitchen to make some coffee whilst the vehicle was in motion. Need I say more, or to even mention Tesla Cars?

  2. DeanRW says:

    Hey Mike, from your latest posts I understand that you have switched from rotary to fixed wing?

  3. Dave says:

    Anyone else have trouble with the “random” link? Once it goes to a specific comic, it returns only to that comic. I just tried it in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, with the same results.

  4. stef says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Dave. I just checked and in Chrome it works just fine. In Safari it doesn’t … I’ll look into that, but since I’m no website wizard it may take a while…

  5. mike says:

    @DeanRW: Yes. I have decided after 20 years of helicopters and fire, that it is time to do something else (long story). Really enjoy flying jets…

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