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Old 24th Aug 2010, 09:21
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Tim00
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 58
I'm just an interested non-pilot bystander, & hope it's OK to post here.
Thank you all for this truly fascinating information. I've a question arising from watching the ITVV DVDs:

Having two pilots obviously gives some options if one becomes ill or incapacitated, but how were things handled if the FE became unable to perform his duties? Did the FO take over, & how familiar were the pilots with the FE's duties - could either pilot do the FE's job in full, or was it limited to some subset such as required for a diversion/landing etc. I assume this kind of thing was practised in the simulator regularly?

I note (unless I've misunderstood) that there was some presetting of the load limit fuel transfer system, so that the pilots could initiate a CofG movement for descent if required.
Thanks!
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