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Posted by Subsonic Transport (Member # 2139) on :
 
I was watching CBS news last night. They had a story about how the Marines are testing a helicopter, a Huey UH-1, to fly by remote control. To me, if you can get a helicopter to fly pilotless, commercial airlines will eventually follow.

The story is about 7 minutes into the broadcast.
http://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_evening_news/

How much authority will the dispatcher have over an operating flight? What happens if the plane looses the signal? Will the plane return to home base? What a mess that would create for crossing the Atlantic.
 




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