Old 12th Feb 2012, 08:41
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You may be SLF, but you have made a very salient point, that the pilot knows the trim state because he put it there.
Earlier designs (thinking DC9/737) kept pilots in the loop whilst auto-trimming, by either having an irritating honking horn, or a chunky great [email protected] wheel clanking round. In this accident of course neither would have auto-trimmed, although the Turkish accident in AMS showed us another danger of auto-trimming, even on a dinosaur like a 737.
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