Will the FAA Force Hand Flying?
As commercial pilots we all love the latest gizmos and gadgets that make life in the cockpit more efficient and enjoyable. Coming from the military side, I was amazed at the automated cockpits in the commercial industry. I was even worried my hand flying skills would perish. However, within time one realizes there is still plenty of opportunities to hone hand flying skills.
The FAA has come up with their own perspective on automation verses hand flown operations, see the [Wall Street Journal Article]. (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304439804579204202526288042?mod=e2tw)