‘Snap Out of It and Fly’

Credit: Airbus
Early autopilots were basically wing levelers with altitude hold. A navigator provided course guidance. When he wasn’t satisfied with the heading he would tell the pilot something like “Come right to zero eight eight degrees.” “Rog, oh eight eight,” the pilot responded, and he would reach down...
Ross Detwiler

Ross Detwiler was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and corporate chief pilot—flying a Dassault Falcon 7X before retiring. He also was as member of the…

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