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UK Commuter Plane Used For Autonomous Flight Trials

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A jointly funded industry/government initiative in the UK is operating a Jetstream 31 commuter plane in flight trials to demonstrate autonomous flight systems and flight via a remotely based pilot, while also carrying two onboard safety pilots. The twin-engine turboprop aircraft will be flown in trials during the next few weeks from Warton Aerodrome in Lancashire, England. A pilot on the ground will operate the aircraft in conjunction with onboard systems. The tests aim to demonstrate the… (www.avweb.com) Meer...

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WtfWtf
WtfWtf 1
Does this mean I should quit flight school?
benin
benin 1
this means either drone pilots are going to be in great demand, or pilots beware
WtfWtf
WtfWtf 1
I for one wouldn't board a remote control toy airplane...
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
I can't say what I really want to say about the matter but most of you probably share the same the thoughts.
WtfWtf
WtfWtf 1
A drone the size and weight of a car flying overhead is one thing, but imagine a 747 sized cargo drone flying over our cities? But right now isn't it impossible for instantaneous communication between ground control unit and receiver?
w7psk
Ricky Scott 1
No way no how.
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
maybe we should all start focusing on FSX or X-plane
WtfWtf
WtfWtf 1
But in all seriousness, wasn't there a delay issue or something with control input / video or information feed?
WtfWtf
WtfWtf 1
not if you are talking quantum buddy
AgileFish
Aleksandar Bukal 1
actually, yes if you're talking quantum.