GARMIN emergency autoland

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Re: GARMIN emergency autoland

Unread post by ddevos » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:53 pm

Vogoff wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Which means it presents yet another hazard for the unwary pilot: taking off into bad weather thinking the autoland function will be able to get you down regardless of the weather at the destination.
Next challenge for Garmin: get the system to access weather info automatically for the planned flight and prevent the engine from starting if the weather is too bad. :wink:
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Re: GARMIN emergency autoland

Unread post by Mustang » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 pm

I once had to tell a CPL that he was going to kill himself and his passenger as radar showed red from Gariep up to Cape Town and he still wanted to fly. The weather was also closing quickly over us at Tempé and he wanted to get into the air quickly. The result was that he over primed the engine of the aeroplane and the air filter caught fire. I put out the burning filter with halon and then he regarded the incident as a sign that they should rather drive.

I concur with DdeVos.
ddevos wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:53 pm
Vogoff wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Which means it presents yet another hazard for the unwary pilot: taking off into bad weather thinking the autoland function will be able to get you down regardless of the weather at the destination.
Next challenge for Garmin: get the system to access weather info automatically for the planned flight and prevent the engine from starting if the weather is too bad. :wink:
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Re: GARMIN emergency autoland

Unread post by PO » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:50 pm

Captain Gyro wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:06 pm
All fine and well when things are going well, but this system won't work after system failures, in remote areas where there is no where to land, in fuel exhaustion scenarios, or with any autoflight or mechanical malfunctions. Great for pilot incapacitation if the aircraft is within 200nm of a suitable airfield (according to Garmin) though.
Future embedded AI capability should take care of (some of) that, better and more proactive than a human. (Eg it would be easy to prevent 'fuel exhaustion scenarios' etc)
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Re: GARMIN emergency autoland

Unread post by MTex » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:27 pm

Mustang wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 pm
I put out the burning filter with halon and then he regarded the incident as a sign that they should rather drive.
Brilliant

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