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737,747,777 which is the easiest to fly?

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Out of these 3, which one would you say is the easiest to fly (more automated), mostly handled by the computer and less interaction and hand flying?

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That's what I'd say. 2 engines is easier than 4 (747). 

737 is much less automated than the 777.

So, 777 < 747 < 737.

 

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1. Automation does not equal ease.

2. More automation does not mean that you will hand fly less.

Always remember that automation is a tool to be used to assist the pilot in his duties, not replace him :D

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24 minutes ago, captain420 said:

Out of these 3, which one would you say is the easiest to fly (more automated), mostly handled by the computer and less interaction and hand flying?

I'm not a real world 737,777,747 pilot so I will only say my experience as far as PMDG aircrafts. Been logging lots of hours into these 3 and I hand fly a lot both take off to climb, approach to landing. The 777 is more automated than the other 2 and also not as joy to hand fly as the others. Eventhough 777 has more automation, I find it quite hard to hand fly actually. The 737 gives me the most joy and still one of my favorite aircraft.

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2 hours ago, captain420 said:

Out of these 3, which one would you say is the easiest to fly (more automated), mostly handled by the computer and less interaction and hand flying?

 

That definitely goes to the triple 7 (777) - it is very easy to fly compared to the 737, however, the 747 isn't too far behind, it is a bit older, lacks FBW and a little bit of the 777's automation.  However, if you are looking for super automated, look at the Airbii (I am unsure of their plural.) series from the a320 and up or the MD 11 or a 717...  

However, I want you to remember that the 747 is very easy to fly and after a few flights (and using the tutorial from PMDG) the 737 becomes very easy and it is my preferred aircraft to fly out of the three Boeing's that PMDG currently sells.  Essentially, while automation is nice and it can be enjoyable, going back and flying the less automated aircraft gives [me at least] more satisfaction than flying a 777 continuously. :biggrin: 

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2 hours ago, achutchison said:

1. Automation does not equal ease.

2. More automation does not mean that you will hand fly less.

Always remember that automation is a tool to be used to assist the pilot in his duties, not replace him :D

 

I believe that a few other aerospace manufacturers are trying to reduce the pilot's workload to minimal amounts and eventually remove them from the pointy end of the plane. :mellow:

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Have the 737 and 777 only. Prefer flying the NGX as there is some work involved. If I feel lazy then it's the 777 

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The one you're most familiar with will be the easiest to fly, automation or otherwise...

Ian Webber

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Bt the way it goes without saying that you need fs2crew if you want an easier experience. And besides none of those aircraft are meant to be solo pilot. 

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I have to admit that I do not understand the point of the question... I am not sure what the threadstarter's aims are...

I think Ian Webber's reply hits the nail on the head...

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1 hour ago, aentwis said:

I have to admit that I do not understand the point of the question... I am not sure what the threadstarter's aims are...

I think Ian Webber's reply hits the nail on the head...

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It's pretty clear if you read the title ☺

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7 minutes ago, Venturi said:

It's pretty clear if you read the title ☺

In defence of aentwis, if you read some of the OP's other earlier posts, he has had issues with these aircraft, IIRC.

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For me, it would be the 737. I dont fly the 747 that often and i fly the 777 even less. There is no general answer to your question in this case i guess.

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