#134 | Mastering Cockpit Automation and Overcoming Flight Deck Challenges in Modern Aviation | Guest: Barbara Sutton | Part 2 of 2
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Ready to demystify cockpit automation and overcome the challenges of flight deck digitization? Join us for an insightful conversation with our special guest, Barbara Sutton, as we explore the complexities of modern aviation. We discuss everything from human factors that affect pilots' performance to the importance of communication and mastering automation.
In this episode, we dive into the significance of descent planning and situational awareness while managing crossing restrictions. Barbara shares her wealth of knowledge on how pilots can make critical decisions under pressure, and how effective communication between pilots can ensure a smooth and secure flight. We also delve into the world of single-pilot operations, tackling the stigma and uncovering the secrets of their success in navigating complex airspace.
As we uncover the nuances of cockpit automation, Barbara emphasizes the importance of being able to fly an aircraft manually, and how an obsession with the newest technology can hinder pilots who haven't mastered these essential skills. We also discuss the differences between general aviation and transport category airplanes, as well as the costs of retrofitting fleets. So, buckle up and join us on this fascinating journey into the world of modern aviation, and learn how to stay in control, even when the skies get turbulent.
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