lizardboy1 wrote:Secondly, I understand that aircraft are generally flown by the autopilot, with the main exceptions being the take-off and landing. On the LHR approach, I assume the pilots are running everything manually for that final approach. What sort of safety systems are there should some sort of catastrophic failure occur? is there a procedure for an aircraft having an emergency over a major city?
Many thanks to any who can shed light on these and any other useful details connected.
lizardboy1 wrote:Excellent- thank you everyone- besides the info, the links to these other websites are very handy.
In a nutshell- I used to work in the Shard, and was wondering if (apologies for this one)- it'd be possible for terrorists to use a v tall building close to a flight path to either a) shoot a missile, or b) use a military grade sniping rifle and disable the pilots...
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