Ibeatyouraces
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October 8th, 2015 at 7:09:52 PM permalink
Attempting to do something you think you can but really can't will only hurt you.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
Wizard
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October 8th, 2015 at 8:05:09 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Ask yourself this...if you sit in a cockpit and no clue how to fly, would you still "try" to fly?



Darn tootin' I would. What is the alternative?
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AxelWolf
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October 8th, 2015 at 8:21:59 PM permalink
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Darn tootin' I would. What is the alternative?

Maybe It has autopilot and you could mess it up by trying.

If you can have influence on dice and you don't know what you're doing it may have the opposite affect. So trying could actually hurt you.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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October 8th, 2015 at 8:32:49 PM permalink
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Maybe It has autopilot and you could mess it up by trying.



I never heard of autopilot landing a plane. One more post on this topic and I'll have to split it off and let our aviation expert BBB set us straight.
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AxelWolf
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October 8th, 2015 at 8:42:26 PM permalink
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I never heard of autopilot landing a plane. One more post on this topic and I'll have to split it off and let our aviation expert BBB set us straight.

Hmm. I was under the impression in very bad weather conditions they used some system for landing. Probably on bigger aircraft's. You're probably better off looking for someone who plays video games.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Pinit2winit
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October 8th, 2015 at 9:33:31 PM permalink
Only in low visibility on commercial airlines. Military jets do not have this auto land system. Hearsay is it lands harder than a pilot could ease down but works fine.
RS
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October 8th, 2015 at 10:36:24 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Darn tootin' I would. What is the alternative?



You fly the plane once and to your surprise -- you can do it! So you decide to keep doing it.

But in reality, you don't know what you're doing, and really just getting lucky when you're flying.

Try to control the dice and you have long(er) rolls. Now you have this idea that it works. So you keep playing and playing....but in reality, you were just getting lucky off the bat. As you continue to play, you're really not even influencing the dice, and of course, losing. But your mind is already made up that it works and it's just bad luck / variance that you're losing.

This does not help you.
EvenBob
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October 9th, 2015 at 12:56:37 AM permalink
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RS
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October 9th, 2015 at 1:00:34 AM permalink
The renamed thread title is misleading, since (I believe) IBYA's point wasn't about if a pilot dies mid-flight, but rather, would you attempt to do something stupid because Alan M says "it can't hurt".
AlanMendelson
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October 9th, 2015 at 6:46:30 AM permalink
Yes. There are commercial jetliners that can land themselves.

In particular the L1011 was computer controlled to do this.

When I was with WTVJ in Miami I went along on a mercy flight to Ethiopia. I raised the money for the flights with my news reports and got to take a crew with me. I was one of the first reporters there to cover the famine.

I digress.

I got to "fly" the L1011 but it was auto pilot, of course.

On the way back from Ethiopia -- because the Ethiopians didn't have the fuel they promised -- we had to make an emergency landing in Cairo. The Eastern pilots wanted to bring the plane in themselves and not use the computer controls. But they had never landed in Cairo before. So they weren't exactly following the orders of the air traffic controllers and the Egyptians were yelling "you must follow what I say!"

It got worse. The Egyptians never saw an Eastern Airlines plane before so we were met by tanks and armed soldiers. Of course there was no problem in the end. They gave us fuel, took our suitcase of cash to pay for it (no credit cards) and we posed for photos with the soldiers and we're on our way.

But yes... the jumbo jet could have landed itself but the pilots wanted to say they did it.

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