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Old 12th Feb 2012, 15:22
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Originally Posted by Neptunus Rex
I totally agree, Sir. However, having flown Boeing 737s, as well as Airbus 320 and 330, I would add that it is equally hard to imagine the pilot of an Airbus holding full back stick.
Let us correct this popular misconception. Initially PF did not yank full back stick. His average aft stick was about 6 degrees out of 16 degrees possible for the first 10 seconds. What he was mostly doing was chasing a roll oscillation (PIO?).

It was not until later when the aircraft became fully stalled that he began to hold full back stick-probably to prevent the nose from falling through.
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