Where have we seen that before?
|Quoting ahmetdouas (Reply 6):|
I believe that the sticks being independent of each other in the Airbus unlike the Boeing is dangerous and has contributed to AF 447 and this accident.
Normally, I'd say that it's a feature of the plane that is well known, and like other systems av or non-av, thus should be trained. But it is troublesome to hear full back stick in a stall all the way to the sea on an Airbus again. In both cases, a pilot made a mistake (it happens!) that the other pilot was not able to see and consequently fix.
Let me ask at it this way: what is the design reason to not have the two sidesticks tied to each other?
|Quoting B747400ERF (Reply 29):|
If you are not a pilot perhaps you shouldn't judge the actions of a pilot under such situations. Plenty of experienced pilots have made simple mistakes that cost them their lives in the course of aviation history.
Are only pilots allowed to criticize pilots? I think the average non-pilot av-geek knows that stall warning = nose it down in what, 99.9% of situations. I normally agree with you, but I think this criticism is in bounds.
Don't tell us to stop criticizing when the opportunity is presented to explain why our criticism is wrong. Otherwise, it just sounds like "children should be seen and not heard."
|Quoting N766UA (Reply 72):|
You can lecture all you want, but don't be surprised when the surgeons stop contributing to your board.
I would hope that pilots would be more thick skinned that surgeons. Unlike surgeons, whose mistakes kill their customers, pilots mistakes kill the pilots too.
If I say something a pilot thinks is stupid because I'm not as educated on the matter as he, I would hope he would choose to tell me why I'm wrong, not leave and only hang out with people who think like he does. I GET
that there are some real doozies told on this board by non-pilots, but some non-pilots here have added some real interesting, and highly technical insights that I have seen pilots praise.
|Quoting zeke (Reply 61):|
Physics is not law, there are always exceptions.