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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Plane Answers: When do pilots use the autopilot?

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This week's Plane Answers covers the when and how often we use the autopilot on the 757.

Justin asks:

My question concerns the autopilot. During the course of a flight how often is it used? Are there times where it can not be used because of heavy turbulence and other weather phenomenon?

Read the answer here.

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