Re: A320 emergency procedure

Date:         24 Mar 98 11:38:28 
From:         Erik Verheijden <erikve@bwot.tmf.hva.nl>
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Robert Kochersberger wrote:
> The last time I rode in the cockpit of a Lufthansa Airbus 321 (earlier
> this week), the pilot told me he'd just done simulator practice on
> landing the plane after a complete failure of the fly-by-wire system. He
> said the plane can be landed using only rudders and elevator trim, but
> it's a very challenging exercise. Any Airbus pilots out there who can
> comment on how it's done?

I think you first want to try that one out in a light airplane. I know a
pilot who landed his Piper Super Cub using elevator trim and flaps for
attitude changes after one of the elevator cables broke. It should be
possible, but I still prefer a mechanical backup system.

Erik