I just returned from the American Association for Justice‘s annual convention in Baltimore, where Hudson River Corridor on the way to BaltimoreI spoke on the risks automation poses to the general aviation pilot.  As luck would have it, my autopilot failed departing San Carlos, so I ended up hand flying coast-to-coast.  No “deskilling” happening here.

Automation risk has become a popular topic over the past few years, but there’s relatively little research on the subject.  To prepare for the talk, I reviewed that research and summarized it below.


General Aviation Automation Risk