Re: FLY-BY-WIRE (AIRBUS vs. BOEING)

From:         rna@gsb-mailhost.stanford.edu (Robert Ashcroft)
Organization: Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Date:         21 Jun 95 02:56:49 
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In article <airliners.1995.797@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Drwho00009 <drwho00009@aol.com> wrote:
>Evrytime I ask any airline pilots if they like the A320 control design
>philosopy they say no (and for some good reasons I believe) but I still
>have not talked with any actual A320 pilots.  What do they think?  Do they
>prefer the Airbus vs Boeing philosophy?  Don't any of them read this
>newsgroup?  I would like to see more comments from those that feel the
>Airbus concept is correct.  There are always two sides to every coin.

Flight International, in their Straight and Level column, quoted the
United Airlines A320 fleet captain as characterizing the traditional
yoke as a "pacifier" (i.e. "dummy" for you Brits).

That's OK.  United will probably ditch those things in a few years anyway.

RNA