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Synonyms for autopilot

a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness

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a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course

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Now, thanks to Garmin's new autopilot, it's easier than ever to extend our system's capabilities to navigation as well.
As TruTrak and Trio move closer to earning STC approval for experimental autopilots, Garmin's stand-alone G5 series instruments seem perfectly positioned to play with them.
Everything was fine until the autopilot (HAL) went berserk and killed all but one of the crew.
Perhaps one of the most confusing sequences of button pushes is activating the autopilot to fly a GPSS digital steering command.
Garmin's autopilot solutions are known for their industry-leading performance, reliability and ease-of-use, and we're excited to bring this technology on board Viking Yachts," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales.
TruTrak--a dominant name in the experimental autopilot market--is nearing final STC approval for its Vizion system for 172 and 177 models and is already selling install kits.
Consequently, autopilots will not fly the missed approach; you need to disengage the autopilot and hand-fly at least long enough to get the airplane configured for a climb.
9 million contract for the purchase of Digital Autopilot Systems (DAS) that will be used to upgrade 120 of its P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.
Trio Avionics joins the STC race with its Pro Pilot experimental autopilot.
From a basic, Part 91 perspective, there's no difference here between you looking at the VOR signal and hand-flying corrections, you looking at the VOR signal and making corrections in autopilot heading mode, or you looking at the VOR signal and verifying the autopilot is keeping in the right place as it follows a GPS course.
Pilot fatigue likely resulted from difficulty flying the airplane with instrument (PFD), autopilot and trim failures resulting from an electrical malfunction.
Many modern autopilots can fly an assigned heading to intercept the selected nav.
While all eyes were on TruTrak and Trio this past year (both were knee-deep in earning STCs for experimental autopilots), Garmin was quietly working on its own retrofit autopilot.
NASDAQ: GRMN), has announced the GFC 600 and GFC 500, solid state attitude-based (AHRS-derived) autopilots for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft, the company said.