From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Odle) Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc. Date: 08 Nov 96 05:24:24 References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.2286@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM says... >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.