I was wondering are they much difference flying with a Joystick column or the traditional control column? Would i be right in saying that flying a jet i.e A320/330 is harder to control cause its a one handed operation, the traditional column is better?
Id like to hear any commercial pilots views?
Are they any advantages using the joystick over the traditional set-up?
?The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.?
I'd prefer a column though for long a - b flights, and for flying a precision approach.
Each to their own I s'pose, but if I had to choose it would be stick !
Modern transport aircraft designs have both, Airbus use an electronic 'side stick' whereas Boeings have the more traditional large aircraft control column. Both are perfectly good for purpose.
In small aircraft from a design point of view a stick is less complicated & takes up less space, also saves weight. If an ejection seat or rapid egress is a feature of the cockpit design then a stick is the preferred option, less to impede the crewmember in a hurry to get out.
Most light 'sport' aircraft sport have sticks (microlights, cubs, citabrias, aeroncas, rv's extras, yaks, sukhoi's etc) while most traditional light 'utility-type' aircraft and nearly all light twins have columns (cessnas, pipers, mooneys etc)
The latest designs in light aircraft (Cirrus, Lancair, Diamond Star etc) use side sticks, which provide best cockpit ergonomics.
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