Re: Boeing 777 - Totally Irresponsible?

Date:         07 Jan 97 07:20:19 
From:         Jean-Francois Bosc <bosc@mauve.recherche.enac.fr>
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:

> >  (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.

Which certainly doesn't justify why side-stick on commercial aircraft should be
a bad thing, not even why it should be useless ...

JF