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The Aviation Automation Creep Has Begun. Is It A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing?

With a handful of exciting new programs, planes and products, machines are beginning to take over the duties and, in some cases, the jobs of pilots.

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It wasn’t long ago that I made my way to Olathe, Kansas, to go flying with Garmin on an airplane, a Piper M600, that could land itself in an emergency with no input from the pilot. None. The technology performed flawlessly. I watched.

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