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Offline dee

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Re: Little query or two,, sorry:)
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2011, 03:52:24 PM »
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From a control perspective, both seats have the same functions, with the throttles in the middle. From a management point of view the left hand seat has engine start and other critical systems. Fuel management is between the seats. The instrumentation is slightly biased to the left. The Captain would normally sit on the left, however, when the copilot had completed the Interim Captains Course and qualified as a First Pilot, they would swap seats for different sorties. Unfortunately this all changed after the Malta crash, the copilot was flying from the left seat and misjudged the approach, this was considered a mitigating factor and thereafter only Captains sat on the left unless there was a QFI on the right
Thanks for this explanation, I had read about the Malta crash. :(
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Re: Little query or two,, sorry:)
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011, 01:29:02 PM »
However, if you think about it (all you who have flown in single seat/tandem aircraft) it's natural to have the stick in the right hand and the throttle(s) in the left. So anyone coming from a FJ background would probably feel more at home in the RH seat.
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Re: Little query or two,, sorry:)
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2011, 05:21:42 PM »
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However, if you think about it (all you who have flown in single seat/tandem aircraft) it's natural to have the stick in the right hand and the throttle(s) in the left. So anyone coming from a FJ background would probably feel more at home in the RH seat.

Very true, but it was rare for FJ pilots to move to Multi-engine, but did occur the other way round - but not often, navigators were more portable. Pilots were streamed at the end of Basic training and went on to FJ, multi or helicopter advanced training. It was expensive to cross train so we tended to stay within a discipline. I moved on to Canberras and one of my Captains went to ETPS and an expanded range of options, some became QFIs but most stayed on the V force or moved to transports.
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Re: Little query or two,, sorry:)
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2011, 06:55:41 PM »
Guess it paid to be ambidextrous - for V Force pilots  ;)
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