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Submission + - FAA Urges Maintenance Of Manual Flight Skills (

PantherSE writes: This might not be standard slashdot topic, but I think those of us in IT appreciates that automation only works best when the "golden path" is followed. The reason why you have 2 trained people in front of the plane is so they can take over when the autopilot decides the plane has left the "golden path". Problem is when they don't get a chance to practice, they get rusty; except you never want them rusty.
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FAA Urges Maintenance Of Manual Flight Skills

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He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.