Cue Dr. Strangelove: Copilots Could Easily Be Replaced By A Computer

Posted: September 10, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Dr. Strangelove was ahead of his time in suggesting things that might easily be done with a computer.

If industry leads the way–and it always does–given redundancies in flight sensors, systems, instruments and computers, copilots could be out of the cockpit in 15 years.

All I can say for the aircrew of the future is don’t eat the fish.

Copilots have been missing from fighters for some time (don’t confuse other crew positions for copilots) so with the trend towards automation, farewell copilot, farewell.

I’m sure there’s some sort of analogy here regarding manned space flight that can be teased out…

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