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Video Lecture on Automation Dependency, Loosing The Ability To Fly

This is an excellent lecture video that discusses the reasons for and the solution to "Automation Dependency".  As aircraft become increasingly complex, higher levels of automation are made available to allow pilots to minimise task loading.  In the late 1990's pilots were often referred to as  flight managers, meaning they supervised how and when various automated systems controlled the aircraft.  Several air crashes during the last decade has revealed that pilots are loosing the raw ability to actual fly an aircraft and are relying increasingly on automation to solve issues during time of critical flight stress.  This lecture video discusses the implications arising from automation dependency and how airlines are attempting to solve the issue.  I found the presentation to be very informative, amusing in parts and helps to explain "What's it doing now"......   The video has been embedded directly from U-Tube.

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