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Control feedback

Control feedback is important to pilots. Through the yoke or stick, we can feel what’s happening with the plane; for example, are we pulling or pushing too hard on the stick? Are the controls mushy, indicating that we’re close to … Continue reading ?
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Pilot Sends Plane Into Nosedive After Mistaking Venus for Oncoming Aircraft

News : NewsFeed (3 years ago)

A fatigued and groggy Air Canada co-pilot mistook Venus for an oncoming aircraft and slammed the control stick forward, sending the plane into a momentary dive that injured 16 passengers. Read Post

'No control': Skydivers' pilot recounts death-defying leap from burning plane

News : Field Notes (last year)

The pilot who escaped a skydiving plane collision by ditching his burning, crippled aircraft with an emergency parachute has a memento of the ordeal — a selfie he took right after his hard landing. The photo shows Matt Fandler's fac... Read Post

U.S. air controllers track plane with unresponsive pilot off Florida

News : The Newsroom (3 months ago)

MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. air traffic controllers tracked a plane with an unresponsive pilot off the Florida coast on Friday, apparently headed towards Cuba. The plane was flying at an altitude of 25,000 feet southbound over the Atlant... Read Post


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