Re: United Airlines Boeing 747 Turbulence Encounter

Date:         20 Jan 98 01:29:51 
From:         veryjr@aol.com (VeryJR)
Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
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 >... initiates a pilot training program to counter the
>instinctive and involuntary reaction of a pilot to these sudden, >uncommanded
aircraft attitude transitions, these incidents and >accidents will continue to
>occur.

Interesting theory, but do you really think the United pilots were hand flying
the airplane during this incident?  Especially during the initial stages?  I
suspect the autopilot was engaged during this period of 'sudden, uncommanded
transition.'