Re: Remote pilots?
Ding! You have a new ticket, flagged "Urgent"
OK, let's log in and check it out. Hmm, Dreamliner, that's a 16 char password, remote into Boeing password database to retrieve the password...Right, we're in. Let's see - Altitude 300ft, both engines out - f***, must be time for my break, let someone else deal with this ticket - It's not like my life is on the line.
The alternative, having one trained pilot on board but out of the loop, isn't much better:
Ding! Computer says "Emergency, over to you". Huh, whut? OK, hit "override", check status, get a feel for the controls - lessee, the 787 has a worse turning circle but better glide characteristics than the 767, this one feels like 200 passengers with just a weekends luggage, got it now...