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Aircraft in 2040- SURVEY

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aero2040
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Apr20-13, 07:02 AM
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I am working on a project and more precisely about aeronautics in 2040, can you please provide me with your feedback on this survey:
0. Age : [20-30] / [30-40] / [40-50] / [50-60] / [ 60 ....]
1. Do you fear taking a plane? Yes/ No
2. How often do you take an airplane per year ( 2 way travel = 2 times) :
0/ 2-5 / 5-10 / 10 and more
3. Will you take a plane if there is only 1 pilot in the cockpit? Yes/No
4. Will you take a plane if there is no pilot in the cockpit? Yes/No
5. If we are in 2025 and all cargo aircrafts are fully atomized with 0 crashes in 10 years of operation. Would you change your mind?
Yes/No for 1 Pilot
Yes/ No for 0 Pilot

Many thanks in advance for your participation.
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2milehi
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Apr21-13, 04:12 PM
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0. Age : [40-50]
1. Do you fear taking a plane? No
2. How often do you take an airplane per year ( 2 way travel = 2 times) : 2-5
3. Will you take a plane if there is only 1 pilot in the cockpit? Yes
4. Will you take a plane if there is no pilot in the cockpit? No
5. If we are in 2025 and all cargo aircrafts are fully atomized with 0 crashes in 10 years of operation. Would you change your mind?
Yes 1 Pilot
No for 0 Pilot
mfb
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Apr21-13, 06:10 PM
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0. Age : [20-30]
1. Do you fear taking a plane? No
2. How often do you take an airplane per year ( 2 way travel = 2 times) : 2-5
3. Will you take a plane if there is only 1 pilot in the cockpit? Depends on the system, probably yes
4. Will you take a plane if there is no pilot in the cockpit? Depends on the system, probably yes
5. If we are in 2025 and all cargo aircrafts are fully atomized with 0 crashes in 10 years of operation. Would you change your mind?
Depends on the answers to 3./4. (assuming 3/4 are answered with "yes", there is no reason to change my mind).

jklops686
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Apr22-13, 10:01 PM
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Aircraft in 2040- SURVEY

0. [20-30]
1. No
2. 1
3. Yes
4. No
5. yes for 1 pilot
No for 0 pilot
jhae2.718
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Apr22-13, 10:03 PM
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Quote Quote by aero2040 View Post
I am working on a project and more precisely about aeronautics in 2040, can you please provide me with your feedback on this survey:
0. Age : [20-30] / [30-40] / [40-50] / [50-60] / [ 60 ....]
[20-30]
Quote Quote by aero2040 View Post
1. Do you fear taking a plane? Yes/ No
No

Quote Quote by aero2040 View Post
2. How often do you take an airplane per year ( 2 way travel = 2 times) :
0/ 2-5 / 5-10 / 10 and more
2-5

Quote Quote by aero2040 View Post
3. Will you take a plane if there is only 1 pilot in the cockpit? Yes/No
Yes.

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4. Will you take a plane if there is no pilot in the cockpit? Yes/No
Probably not. We're not quite at the point where autopilots are robust enough to handle extreme situations.

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5. If we are in 2025 and all cargo aircrafts are fully atomized with 0 crashes in 10 years of operation. Would you change your mind?
Yes/No for 1 Pilot
Yes/ No for 0 Pilot
I think you mean "autonomous"...only if there were controls that would allow me to take manual control in the event of an emergency. (As it is, most commercial flights run on autopilot during the cruise phase; the pilots fly manually during takeoff and approach and landing.)
mfb
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Apr23-13, 02:17 PM
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I would like to remark that "there is no pilot in the cockpit" (or anywhere else in the airplane) does not mean that no pilot could fly the machine in case of an emergency.
aero2040
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Apr27-13, 01:40 PM
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Thank you all for your answers
Danger
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Apr27-13, 05:11 PM
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I can't answer your survey because a lot of the questions don't allow for my answers. That's one reason that I hate surveys. My information is possibly relevant, but I can't enter it because the parameters of the questions don't allow it.
I will tell you what I think about the situation, though, and perhaps you can use that if there's an essay section to your project. So... I'm going to address each of your questions in order, but with the proper answers that are not allowed by the test.
0) Okay, that one is legit. I'm 57.
1) No in principle, but yes in practicality. Aeroplanes are the safest way to travel. I was a pilot and fully intended to do that for a living, and the only times that I have ever been truly happy in my entire life were when I was in the air. I got grounded for being diabetic in 1976, before that ever started, so the rest of my flying was as a passenger. Now... what causes me concern, but not fear, is that I require a constant oxygen supply even in my sleep to be comfortable, but I can survive without it as long as I don't try to move. At a high altitude, I would probably die if there was an equipment failure. If it was a last-minute thing, though, I would rather die in the air than in my bed.
2) Never. Even if I were mobile, I can't afford it. If I could do it, I would be flying constantly.
3) Of course. I used to be that only pilot in the cockpit.
4) Not based upon current technology, unless there is a remote pilot who can take over.
5) A plane that is atomized can't fly because it no longer exists as a coherent mechanism.
If you mean "automated", then no... my opinion would not change from the previous question but the circumstances would. Given the specified safety record, I wouldn't hesitate to board a computer-operated flight as long as the aforementioned oxygen requirements are guaranteed.


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