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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

Does anyone know what the pilots of glass-cockpit planes do during their 8 hours or so in the flight deck? I mean seriously, I would fall completely asleep or go stir crazy if I had to just sit there for 8 hours! What can they do? There's not that much in those front offices!

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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

They are very busy traveling along the route changing frequencies and monitoring the progress of the flight. There was a post about this not too long ago. Go ahead and look at it.

Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4657 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

On Discovery channel Canada the other night, there was a program where they showed every little detail from start to finish in an Air Canada 767 flying from Toronto to Frankfurt. They covered EVERYTHING, they even had two cameras mounted in the cockpit, one for the Captain and one for the F/O. They aslo explained what everything meant in the conversations between the flightdeck and the ATC's. They covered the subject of boredom in the cockpit too. They pointed out that even though the pilots "appear" to be just sitting there, if you look closely you'll notice their eyes are constantly scanning the instruments. And they interviewed the pilots as well. I guess they do get tired of course, but not necessarily bored.

Kris  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Sushka with all due respect that is BS. Pilots on long haul flights are NOT very busy.

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