Completely wrong? I suggest you do a little more research into this subject, and you will find that im quite correct on what i said above.
I'm not the guy you're fighting with, but seriously, quite correct about what? This is what you said:
But when it comes to landing, computers operating landings spells disaster, and humans are much better at operating that.
You're quite correct in that computers operating landings "spells disaster"? Is that what you're correct about? It's not only Airbuses that have autoland, you know - it's all (that I know of) current Boeing models as well. The last flight you or any of us took was very possibly an automatic landing (even in VFR conditions, pilots are encouraged to use autoland, and are in fact required to at least once a month). And I don't think any of us was involved in a disaster on our last flight.
In fact, under certain weather conditions the only airliners that can operate at many airports are airliners with suitable electronic systems to supplement or replace pilot manual control (such as autoland systems). A computer knows exactly where the runway is and which direction it's facing, and it knows exactly what the wind is at any given time. It doesn't need to look out the window.
I would suggest you read this document:
If you've ever read any of Boeing or Airbus' technical manuals for their aircraft, you would also know that pilots are encouraged to use autoland on all precision approaches within certain glideslope and weather paramaters because of the system's... well, precision. In fact, the very last procedure in Boeing's 747 landing procedure table is simply "Monitor approach progress. Verify autoland status."
Now, onto the original topic - my point is not that pilots can be or should be replaced. My point is that there are many things in the cockpit already done by computer, and all of these things have made flying safer
. Human error is the #1 cause of all airline accidents but the number of those types of accidents has dropped significantly over the years as automation has crept in, despite a huge increase in air traffic. Automation reduces a pilot's workload and actually lets him concentrate on his #1 job, which is ensuring the safety of the aircraft.
Pilots have a saying, and I'm sure I'm going to mangle it because I don't remember it exactly, but it's something like "we don't get paid to fly airplanes, we get paid for those few minutes of terror that most pilots never even experience." The fact is every year there are incidents ranging from bad ATC instructions to maintenance issues to production issues with vital airplane parts, and when something goes bad up in the air you want a human there who can make a real judgement. Not every incident can be anticipated ahead of time - which is what it takes to program a computer to make the right decision. A human needs to be there.
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