Re: Boeing 777 - Totally Irresponsible?

Date:         06 Jan 97 01:47:44 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>  (I'm wondering why it is that side sticks are OK in fighters and
>terrifying in airliners?)

One might just as reasonably wonder why fighters don't have galleys
and sleeper seats.

As noted here *many* times before, airliners tend not to have ejection
seats.  Airliners also tend not to pull high G forces in their regular
flight envelope, so the arm support advantages offered by a side-stick
are of no consequence.

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