We’re just trying to make it safer for people to fly. My name is Bob McGuire, and I work to improve
controls and displays in the cockpit to make flying safer, because there are a lot
of general aviation accidents, and a lot of the research we’re doing
requires flight testing, and flight testing is very expensive. If you’re in a simulator, you can
cut down dramatically on the cost. This has all the information that pilots need to fly,
to take off, and to land. We are trying to make flying more like a video game where you just point the nose of the airplane. Following what the screen tells you to do, it becomes very simple to fly, and what we are trying to do is make it much easier, so that the pilot would still have this information, but they wouldn’t need to look at all of it as much. The plane is flying itself more than the pilot. The pilot is still in charge of the controls, but the task of flying becomes much easier
and much safer.