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AVmail: January 12, 2015 »

Robert Mahoney writes: "I'm sure the FOs can work remotely — but why? The airline is still paying the FO's salary. Additionally, how will the FO get stick time? The incidental expenses the airlines saves by keeping the FO home likely won't pay the legal settlement the next time a PIC is incapacitated on duty or the remote FO screws up the landing. Considering the seemingly higher number of accidents per flying hour of UASs compared to manned aircraft, will the PICs trust their FOs to land? The PIC, like the passengers, will be a drone occupant when the FO has the controls. What FO would want to become a drone pilot? It seems like a bad idea all the way around, so I expect it'll happen." Click through to read other mail from AVweb readers. More

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