Report: Automation Erodes Piloting Skills

AVWEB:  REPORT: AUTOMATION ERODES PILOT SKILLS
Reliance on automated systems may be eroding the flying skills of pilots, contributing to about 60 percent of the accidents reviewed by an FAA research team, the Wall Street Journal reported last week. FAA researcher Kathy Abbott presented the preliminary results of the FAA study at an aviation safety conference in Milan. Operating flight-control computers can distract pilots from “managing the flight path of the airplane,” Abbott said…..More

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