I don't know of any purpose built Corporate airplane that has auto-land... (BBJ might, but that was an airliner first)...airludy said:
Now folks, that's a good one!!FlyFlyFly said:I think you have auto-land confused with the in-development auto-launch anchor option. Shoots an anchor out the back when it senses only 500 ft of runway left.
Ahhh, I see your head is out of the books and the new rating on your profile. Congrats Man!!! I hope they put that mod on the one at our place. It needs that one and the owner/operator ejection seat.FlyFlyFly said:I think you have auto-land confused with the in-development auto-launch anchor option. Shoots an anchor out the back when it senses only 500 ft of runway left.
I know many of the Raytheon sales guys, and I dont think any of them said that.airludy said:Well the guy that bought this airplane is telling everyone it has a full auto land feature.. He says the pilot doesnt have to do anything, thats why it only needs one pilot. By the way, he isnt even a pilot. I guess the salesman at Raytheon blew some serious smoke up this guys butt... I thought it was BS and and looked it up online, and figured I would as some of you guys. This airplane doesnt sound too impressive
I wouldn't quite go that far. Our company demoed one on a trip a couple months ago, and I rode right-seat as the company represenative pilot. We blasted out of a 5,000 foot runway with full fuel, two pilots, two passengers, and enough bags for four people to stay four nights.OviedoBob said:Payload is crappy. With full fuel and two pilots, only 1 pax with bags!