The autopilot would be used throughout a normal flight because the 777, like all large airliners, is difficult to fly manually.
The second, which takes only slightly less time, is to disconnect the autopilot and hand-fly the airplane to its new course.
After all, “drone” refers to any unmanned aircraft with an autopilot, not just Predators and Reapers.
Frequent attempts to contact the Boeing 737 failed as it flew on under the control of the autopilot.
A transfer of control is essential after a disconnection from the autopilot.
Now he inserted it into the receiving tray of the autopilot and tripped a lever.
Finally, satisfied with the ship's orientation, the autopilot rested.
What is aboard each one, though, is an autopilot taken from a scooter, hooked into the drive controls.
The autopilot of RI 276 had no intention of letting this happen, of course.
The autopilot requested, and received, clearance to land at its preassigned base.
Something done automatically, without much self-awareness: She is on autopilot when driving them to school