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Old 07-03-2018, 01:21 PM   #1  
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Default Hand flying: CRJ vs E175?

Yes, I'm old school. No, I'm not afraid of automation.

I've heard of some G-whiz operators that still encourage their drivers to hand-fly below 10k. So now I'm curious about the regional corner of the aviation sandbox.

In comparing the typical CRJ and E-175 profile(s), could one expect to spend more/less hands-on time in one platform compared to the other?

I'm guessing that this might be somewhat airline (but mostly) situation and workload dependent?

NB: I ask because I'm interested in a regional that operates both aircraft types. And one of my considerations is: time spent flying the jet vs monitoring the automation vs programming the box.

Many thanks to all, especially those that might be typed on both!
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:34 PM   #2  
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I fly the CRJ200. my company only has a couple requirements where you MUST use automation or where you must handfly (PRM breakout)
I like to handfly departures until I getbstabilized in the 290kt climb, but it will vary depending o. where we are. if it's a notoriously busy departure area like white plains I'll get AP on right away just to make it easier on me and the captain

on approaches I will usually let then ap take it through FAF on an ILS, but I really like handflying visual approaches as soon as we get around pattern altitude
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Yes, I'm old school. No, I'm not afraid of automation.

I've heard of some G-whiz operators that still encourage their drivers to hand-fly below 10k. So now I'm curious about the regional corner of the aviation sandbox.

In comparing the typical CRJ and E-175 profile(s), could one expect to spend more/less hands-on time in one platform compared to the other?

I'm guessing that this might be somewhat airline (but mostly) situation and workload dependent?

NB: I ask because I'm interested in a regional that operates both aircraft types. And one of my considerations is: time spent flying the jet vs monitoring the automation vs programming the box.

Many thanks to all, especially those that might be typed on both!
Iíve flown both. I donít know why how much you hand fly would ever be based on the equipment. Theyíre all just airplanes, fly them as much or as little as you want.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:07 PM   #4  
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Iíve flown both. I donít know why how much you hand fly would ever be based on the equipment. Theyíre all just airplanes, fly them as much or as little as you want.

THIS^^


That said I have flown both and for hand flying i strongly prefer the CRJ.
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I hand flew the heck out of the E175 up to altitude all the time. Nice fine machine!

Now the E145 is garbage. Flies like crap.
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Having never flown the CRJ Iíd say the ejet is a lot of fun to fly but if you arenít careful it can turn you into a lazy pilot....especially with auto throttles. They are a nice option to have for those days when you want things a little easier but if you never turn them off.....donít be surprised when you get an airplane where they donít work and have a hard time managing airspeed.

Overall itís an airplane though, nice and roomy......oh and has a lav up front....no more walk of shame
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I hand flew the heck out of the E175 up to altitude all the time. Nice fine machine!

Now the E145 is garbage. Flies like crap.
Says no one who actually ever flew the 145
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CRJs are a good bird to fly. I find that the 200s are responsive with banks vs the 700/900. CRJs do not have Autothrottles where as the E-175s do. I won't comment on how the E-Jets fly as I've never flown them.

At the end of the day, an airplane is an airplane. I wouldn't let the flying characteristics or automation determine where you should go.


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Says no one who actually ever flew the 145
Upgraded into that POS. Cant wait to get out of it.
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Of all the reasons to pick one plane over another, this has to be the dumbest.

Pick the one with better trips, quicker upgrades, or more trips in your domicile.
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