StarlionBlue and DfwRevolution,
Now we have a discussion.
First,every cat 2 or 3 landing is "without windows"...until I decide that I SEE
enough runway geometry to land the airplane.
The next step you seem to be just about to take is a DRONELINER. And , after all, why not :the technology is there as if some officer inside a bunker can steer a cruise missile through a small window,he should be able to place a 600 ton airplane on a 200 foot-wide runway. Why not ?
I hope I won't be around to see that day.
On the other hand this same technology could provide us with :
-a wide -and I mean windscreen-wide - HUD
-an infra-red enhanced vision system,so that situation awareness is not impaired by clouds or fog
-a scale one type of instrument presentation so that a pitch movement on the HUD exactly reflects the visible change in the horizontal view.
-an intuitive speed vector image so that the pilot doesn't need to monitor the engine uotput at all times.
With that sort of instrumentation,we wouldn't need a multi-channel auto pilot as we would be back flying visual just like on an ultra light or a light aircraft.
There wouldn't be a need for a droop nose as the wing will be speed-adaptable and a fbw system will provide relaxed stability so that the landing attitude will be shallow.
As you see,I'm more a dreamer than you are.
Hopeless , in fact!