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Old 4th Jun 2014, 07:55
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Tee Emm
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,167
Being able to comfortably fly the aircraft one-handed (even a widebody jet on a long-haul flight) shows you have the aircraft nicely trimmed and under control and probably have some capacity to spare...

I would welcome that on a flightdeck - not criticise it!
On joining my first airline I asked why the insistence on a two handed rotation? I received various reasons including: rotating with one hand makes you inadvertently roll on bank in the direction of which hand is in use. Or; removing your hand from the thrust levers at V1 is a symbolic tradition in airlines the purpose of which is to make you think twice before aborting after V1 by mistake.
Typical of the Old Wives Tales perpetuated in airline training. None of the above were rational reasons, in my view.
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