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The LA Rams arriving in Buffalo yesterday on an AA 787-9. This is the first 787 to arrive in Buffalo.

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Anyone seen the new Boeing 777X and it's folding winiglets?  Pretty darn cool I must say and the incredible part of this is that those dam things are 11.4ft long!  Hard to tell from the picture or video since the size of things like that is deceiving.  But when I looked it up and they mentioned the length of them, it became understandable why they needed to put hinges on them to fold them and reduce the overall wingspan so that the jet can fit in all current airports and not have any issues with that like the Airbus 380 did.  Very impressive and it has built-in deicing heaters on the leading edges of the winglets.

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On 10/10/2020 at 8:30 AM, SST said:

Here come pilotless a/c.  The bugs in automated cars haven't even been fixed yet and they want me to get into a plane without a pilot?

 

https://simpleflying.com/autonomous-britten-norman-islander/

Not a chance!!  It will be decades before the general public feels safe enough to get into one of these, if ever.  Our society is becoming MORE risk adverse not less.  People won't even go outside without a mask on now and some think they won't be fearful of a plane without a pilot?  Crazy!

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Surprise

For years the airline REQUIRED planes to fly only on auto pilot to save money on fuel & maintenance costs. Had a few planes refuse to allow pilot control because the computer REFUSED to release control.  

A computer is FAR FAR cheaper than including ............ANY................pilot controls.

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18 hours ago, cyclops2 said:

Surprise

For years the airline REQUIRED planes to fly only on auto pilot to save money on fuel & maintenance costs. Had a few planes refuse to allow pilot control because the computer REFUSED to release control.  

A computer is FAR FAR cheaper than including ............ANY................pilot controls.

But none of that matters if the general public won't buy tickets for a pilotless plane.  Risk adverse. 

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