B1C17L1011 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 96 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1253 times:
I have noticed that the Airbus aircraft with the EIFS flightdeck do not have a traditional yoke as the boeing and MD planes do, they have a fighter style sidestick. For the Captain, it is on his left side. So, does this pose a challenge in developing left hand dexitarity for some aviators.
A330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
On Airliners, it is normal to have both hands on the classic yoke exept when managing the throttles.
But, on the FBW Airbus types (including the A330...), you indeed have a very nice little stick that you can compare a bit with a joystick, only it is MUCH more accurate. Let me assure you that after flying 5h in the sim, you are used to the new concept and you will like it. You also quickly adapt to the feeling of using your ''bad hand'' for controlling the FBW inputs (not the control surfaces!), The best thing though is that you can finally have a meal without the food falling all over your uniform, for the airbus has a nice folding table there where thew yoke used to stand...