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User currently offlineEddieho From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 229 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Hi there,

I wanted to know how many pilots did it take to fly a 747 30 years ago where computers were less complex. Was there a computer at all, and what did it involve?

(It's for my class project on artificial intelligence, thought it would be cool to include airplanes as an example of auto pilot, etc - simple AI).

Eddie

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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Hi Eddieho,

Three crew were required to fly the early model 747s.
Two pilots and a flight engineers.
This covered the 747-100 through to the -300.
As for the computer part of your question, I'll let someone else answer that. Smile


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