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Old 1st Jul 2011, 15:31
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Originally Posted by CS
Stick-to-surface hand flying at high altitude, particularly in turbulence, requires a fair amount of concentration
- that should not be a deterrent to adopting Dozy's idea a way back - straight to D Law. This a/c was effectively 'crippled' in terms of continuing to CDG so all that was required (if possible) was a period of stabilisation at FL350, a methodical analysis of the situation, a pitch/power descent under Atlantic emergency procedures while returning to somewhere. No great sweating grunting hand flying for hours, as the pitots would almost certainly have recovered after the descent/turn and I assume some form of automatic flight could have been coaxed out of the beast by deft electronic wizardry. Captain to the bridge anyway and he can do the hero stuff.
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