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Old 02-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #4301
chazbird
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Gliders will sure reacquaint you to using the rudder. Going from from a sit high plane to a sit low feels like at first you're "oh no, it's gear up, to oh my God, I'm sinking into a giant unseen rut in the runway". Guess that's better than what can happen the other way around: A new DC-10 captain, who transitioned from the 727 without first flying the 10 came in the morning after a red-eye and didn't make the turn off because the optic flow-speed sensation in the 10 looked like the right speed for the 727.
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