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Old 23rd May 2011, 20:42
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Join Date: Feb 2008
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Sidestick Position


I have always wondered about the position of the sidestick.
Is that any different than flying a 727 with the left hand on the control wheel and right hand on the throttles?
I have about equal experience in planes with yokes and sticks. I never seemed to have a problem in switching from the left seat to the right seat where yokes were involved. I can specifically remember flying an F-6A (F-4D) with a stick in the morning and an HU-16 (Grumman amphibian with a yoke and throttles in the middle) in the afternoon. However, the idea of a stick in my left hand seems awkward. Of course, you could get used to it. It's all in the training and experience.
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