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Maybe I'm just naive, but does the autopilot land the planes these days too? In several landing shots it looked like their hands were only working switches, but maybe the hands were just out of view.

Either way, cool video to watch.
 

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some planes are equipped with an autoland system. I think some of the newer 737's are the smallest but I could very well be wrong. its called a Cat III approach
 

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very cool! thanks for sharing
 

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some planes are equipped with an autoland system. I think some of the newer 737's are the smallest but I could very well be wrong. its called a Cat III approach
Wow, that's pretty insane how far technology has come. You learn something new everyday!
 

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Maybe I'm just naive, but does the autopilot land the planes these days too? In several landing shots it looked like their hands were only working switches, but maybe the hands were just out of view.

Either way, cool video to watch.
Don't forget that the pilots feet are controlling the rudder (left/right).
 

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some planes are equipped with an autoland system. I think some of the newer 737's are the smallest but I could very well be wrong. its called a Cat III approach
Boeing is working on the autoland for the 787, but they ran into an issue with it - runway damage from the airplane landing in the same location repeatedly.
 

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This is exactly what got me into what I'm doing now....I got to sit in the cockpit of an Airbus A330 (I think it was) when I was 7 for landing at Shannon Airport at night in Ireland. Ever since then I've wanted to fly! On Monday I'll be taking my pre-checkride examination for my rotorcraft private pilot's license!

What an awesome vid....brought back that amazing memory for me.
 

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This is exactly what got me into what I'm doing now....I got to sit in the cockpit of an Airbus A330 (I think it was) when I was 7 for landing at Shannon Airport at night in Ireland. Ever since then I've wanted to fly! On Monday I'll be taking my pre-checkride examination for my rotorcraft private pilot's license!

What an awesome vid....brought back that amazing memory for me.
Awesome! Congrats!
 

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Cool video, thanks for posting!

Later,
 
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