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Old 14th Oct 2012, 18:29
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Lyman
 
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"I commented to the Airbus instructor and he said some early airline instructors had tried to concentrate on the bells and whistles, not on the airplane."

It strikes me that is entirely appropriate; it is not the duty of the manufacturer or the airline to teach ab initio, only to familiarize the transitioning pilot with the platform.

If the airbus needs to be demonstrated as complying with basic aero, then the certification is in need of address.

The system is and was oversold, and undersupported.

Airbus, at least their marketing, are in the weeds. There are some design flaws that are being disguised as shortcomings of pilot training, it is a condescending subterfuge, imo.
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