Re: Reuters Story On Peru Boeing 757 Crash and DR

From: (Scott Odle)
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Date:         08 Nov 96 05:24:24 
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In article <airliners.1996.2286@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM
>I once sat next to a United 767 co-pilot who had worked on United's
>training program for A320 pilots.  He referred to the A320 as a
>"career killer" because its pilots are so detached from fundamental
>flying skills, those skills atrophy.  The 727 is still a pretty basic
>machine, so it's not surprising that the loss of some key instruments
>wasn't fatal in the case you describe.  All three of the 757 crashes
>(assuming the taped-up static ports report is true for AeroPeru 603)
>display varying degrees of lapse of basic flying skills, and the 757
>keeps the pilots a lot closer to flying than an A320.

And what is this conclusion based on.  Are you saying that since one has a
sidestick and the other a conventional control column that the pilot skills
will atrophy? Both are EFIS equiped aircraft so saying one is better than the
other when compared to a 727 doesn't seem to be a reasonable conclusion.