Florianopolis wrote:There are a lot of accidents that would have been prevented if flight crews kept their hands on things to make sure the airplane wasn't trying to kill them.
Here's a short segment from an old training video that talks a little about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ESJH1NLMLs&t=11m32s
barney captain wrote:At my company we are required to have our hands on the yoke/thrust levers once we start configuring for landing - ie, when we start putting the flaps/gear out.
zeke wrote:barney captain wrote:At my company we are required to have our hands on the yoke/thrust levers once we start configuring for landing - ie, when we start putting the flaps/gear out.
A very sensible policy
Starlionblue wrote:AFAIK, on the 777, when the autopilot is engaged, the yoke mimics control inputs, not surface movement. But I'm not a 777 expert. And yes there are servomotors, and not so tiny ones.
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