MD-11 Control Characteristics

From:         Stephen L Nicoud <>
Date:         16 Feb 94 13:13:41 PST
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The Washington Post reports today that the National Transportation
Safety Board said yesterday the McDonnell Douglas MD-11's design can
lead to violent in-flight upsets in the hands of pilots not trained in
its peculiar control characteristics.  The board recommended that the
FAA establish new requirements for MD-11 flight control handling
characteristics and require flight demonstrations to ensure that pilots
can safely recover from high-altitude upsets.

Stephen L Nicoud  <stephen.nicoud@Boeing.Com>     bcstec!bcsaic!stephen.nicoud
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