Think of autopilot like cruise control on a car.
Autopilot is used on nearly every flight, but it’s not obvious just what it does. American Airlines Capt. Sonya Laxo explains the tech behind autopilot, how it’s used and why it isn’t really “auto.” Photo Illustration: Laura Kammermann
Traveling is a part of many jobs, but for these experts, it is their job. In this video series, they answer questions and shed light on aspects of travel that even the most frequent fliers may find surprising.
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