Are pilots afraid to fly? A key question to ask after Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines crashes

SINGAPORE - For many pilots, flying is a childhood dream come true. So it is ironic that when they finally make it into the cockpit, the real flying is done mainly by computers.

It is common for pilots to turn on autopilot once the aircraft is cruising and to turn it off only when preparing to land.

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