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Old 5th Jun 2009, 22:19
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Global Vagabond
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"For example, on a 747 the throttle is pushed by hand. You feel it move in turbulence. On recent Airbuses, this throttle is fixed. You look at the dials. You don't feel anything."

This is an extract from a Reuters news article. Can someone please explain why the 747 throttle levers move during turbulence?

Genuinely curious, why would turbulence effect throttle position? is it down to a pre-set thrust or speed requirement?

Cheers, mini (obviously a non driver)
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