20 July 2016

Who's Flying This Thing Anyway

Traveller...

Most of the time the computer will be "flying" the ship from inputs given by the navigator rather than the pilot.

Just like a modern commercial aircraft and surface ship.

The autopilot steers far more often than the pilot or helmsman.

The position is still retained because something can go wrong and there's situations where the computer isn't flexible enough to handle it.

Any starport of Type C (GURPS: Traveller class III) or better will also have a space traffic control feed that can slave the navigation console and autopilot to.

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