Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Answer: The use of Autopilot

Steve has access to two Autopilots within the GlobalFlyer.

For the majority of the flight he will operate on the Autopilot, reducing workload.

He does some hand-flying at waypoints to check system integrity and double check Autopilot operation.

He also utilizes the Autopilot during his "Power naps", which can last three to five minutes.

Flight Data:
Lat: N27.64832
Long: E22.45854
Altitude: 46379 ft
Speed: 352 kt
Heading: 87.80°
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