posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by Biigs
The most likely scenario is described in the article. You have an airline that has 500 aircraft, with 10-15 pilots on duty at any given time in the
duty room. If there is a problem, an alarm sounds, and the pilot takes over and flies the aircraft remotely, like with the Predator or other modern
UAVs. He would also have access to a full engineering crew that could troubleshoot the problem remotely.
It's not just a case of turning the aircraft loose and ignoring it. The ready room would have screens up, and control stations for all the aircraft
that were currently in the air, so they would be constantly monitored during their flights.
As for the "recorded voice" there is still a crew on board. You would have a Purser who is the Aircraft Commander, with a full crew of flight
attendants. They would make the announcements, and deal with any passenger issues. If you really wanted to be safe, give the Purser basic flight
instruction, such as how to land, or how to use the radio and talk to the pilot on the ground.
edit on 8/21/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no