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Old 24th Sep 2008, 17:48
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Bis47 Wind shear technique

The training emphasize keeping the aircraft in the stick shaker zone - "hanging on" - NOT lowering the nose ... Of course, airline pilots (most of them ...) let the yaw damper handle the rudder, and try keeping the wings level only with the stick.
Bis, that is not quite correct. Training should be to keep one just out of the stick shaker zone or as Mr Boeing used to say "nibbling the stick shaker". The problem is that once in the the shaker zone, the pilot has no idea of just how far he is in or how close to actual stall he now is and a sudden change in relative airflow can easily take one straight past that critical angle with possibly little or no chance of recovery in such circumstances.
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