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chrisreedrules

Master Blaster
It’s really not that hard to be a good PNF.

Talk on the radio, punch things into a box, twist some knobs.

For some that have a hard time txting on a iPhone I can see this as being overload...but maybe you shouldn’t be flying then.

I actually enjoy being a SIC. More • to do and get in the zone/mental flow with.
Correct. But in my opinion automation is there for a reason and it increases the margin for safety. Especially in busy/complex airspace. Into/out of an outstation somewhere? Knock yourself out. Into and out of hubs? Sure... But is it the best course of action? That is debatable in my opinion.
 

Cessnaflyer

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Why do some pilots decide its a great idea to hand fly the departures out of super busy hub airports forcing their pilot monitoring to be super busy and diverting both of their attention away when it should be outside looking for traffic etc?
I don't see a problem with that. If the other pilot gets task saturated the autopilot is only a button away.
 

Screaming_Emu

Great and Unmatched Wisdom
Correct. But in my opinion automation is there for a reason and it increases the margin for safety. Especially in busy/complex airspace. Into/out of an outstation somewhere? Knock yourself out. Into and out of hubs? Sure... But is it the best course of action? That is debatable in my opinion.
Situation dependent. Good weather and not busy, just because it’s a hub doesn’t mean you should automatically couple up. But the rule is that if you’re PF, you need to monitor your PM. (S)he’s there to help save your butt, if they’re getting busy, automate.
 

chrisreedrules

Master Blaster
Situation dependent. Good weather and not busy, just because it’s a hub doesn’t mean you should automatically couple up. But the rule is that if you’re PF, you need to monitor your PM. (S)he’s there to help save your butt, if they’re getting busy, automate.
I agree.
 

MikeFavinger

Hubschrauber Flieger
LGA and DCA are the obvious exceptions to this in my opinion. Still, even on the Whitestone how would you feel if the PF hand flew all the way up to 10,000ft through all the heading, altitude, and airspeed changes? Would make you extra extra busy between frequencies, heads outside, and monitoring your PF. Not a great recipe for SA.
Me and pretty much all of the Captains I fly with hand fly out of NYC nearly 90% of the time. Heck, these days I’m surprised when the autopilot comes on below 10,000.

You at 9E?
 

Maurus

The Great Gazoo
Me and pretty much all of the Captains I fly with hand fly out of NYC nearly 90% of the time. Heck, these days I’m surprised when the autopilot comes on below 10,000.

You at 9E?
Only one base does any major flying out of LGA at his place of work. I would say the chances are high he is not flying out of said base. Could be wrong though.

I do find a "company man" reference to be funny in some scenarios. I personally fly econ during my flying. Why? Chances are you only save a couple minutes by going fast (in the RJ world at least) and I bet I get more unintentional "overs" as a result.
 
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Autothrust Blue

"I’d make a suggestion but you won’t listen”
It's because you're based there, and truthfully JFK has simple departures.
I really rubbed my temples last night in Atlanta. "Hey Frontier, are you set up for this one or that one?" "I mean, either way." "Frontier, let's go to 26L." "Frontier, verify your first fix is MPASS." "Frontier so and so, RNAV to MPASS." "Frontier, I see you in the turn to MPASS, contact Atlanta Departure."

DID YOU KNOW THE FIRST FIX IS MPASS?

It's like they invented the pilot deviation for runway changes in ATL.
 
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