You Can Teach Monkeys To Fly Better Than That!

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1st Lieutenant
May 30, 2011
Cape Canaveral


Maybe not, but the FAA thinks you can teach robots to fly better than that.

Reliable Robotics announced its full certification plan has been formally accepted by the FAA.

With a timeline of 18-24 months to get to market, the autonomous flight systems developer said to its knowledge "no other applicant has reached this milestone". Once certified Reliable's system will enable continuous autopilot through all phases of aircraft operation including taxi, takeoff and landing.
A friend of mine recently fitted his boat with an autopilot and GPS. He marveled at how it guided the boat to his house, hands off, right up the correct canals.

When I was launching the first GPS satellites from Vandenberg AFB in the 1980's we had no idea it would go as far as it has. There was an idiot congressman who kept trying to cancel the program.

On the other hand, because of GPS I have had to spend thousands of dollars to equip my personal airplane with new equipment because the Federal Govt did not care about how its plans affected individuals.

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