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rahul gopinath
what is the difference when a aeroplane is on auto pilot and when it is being run by a pilot View All


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Gimpy
When a pilot is in control, he or she is in control of everything manually. When autopilot is on, the mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic system used guides the airplane without assistance from the pilot. Autopilots generally divide a flight into taxi, take-off, ascent, level, descent, approach and landing phases.


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Dennis Jettun
Gimpy is right and on to say that newer systems have been tested where a full flight schedule takeoff to landing in a hands off mode have been even attempted.

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