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Old 28th Sep 2018, 11:38
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Jhieminga
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: near an airplane
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Originally Posted by Uplinker
Muscle memory means that left and right feet deliver entirely different pressures even though you think they are the same.
Exactly. Unless you have raced or rallied cars, your left foot is unlikely to have the fine control and feel required to left-foot brake subtlety and effectively.
The other exception being pilots of course. I do a lot of trial lessons and a large percentage of first-timers will have the aircraft pointing at the left edge of the taxiway at their first braking attempt. They feed in a measured amount of braking on the right pedal, but will just hammer down the left one as they're used to.

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