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Old 28th Feb 2009, 13:55
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Perhaps we should first compute the rate of occurrence for the kinds of failures that would result in the situation you describe.

As there are partial failures that adversely effect the aircraft but do not render the "automatic" portion of the flight controls totally unserviceable we will need to break out the various failure modes and determine what "human" actions would be needed to cope.

Then perhaps we can arrive at a determination of the procedures needed to cope with those situations and thus arrive at a minimum skill set determination.

Or....maybe we just go with the premise....human beings can rise to the occasion when called upon out of self preservation if for no other reason.
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