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Even Boeing Has A Side-Stick TransporterI had to post this picture of the interior of a Boeing C17 transport plane. I get tired of hearing how Airbus is wrong in using these and Boeing is right by sticking to the tried and true Yolk. However, their C17, which is used by the US Air Force, the RAF, and numerous others use the side stick. I know I will generate numerous down votes - but think of this. When these military guys flying C17's retire or separate - what will they be hired to fly? Given their multi-engine experience with a… (www.pope.af.mil) More...
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Well, I'll be the spelling cop this morning. The word is YOKE, not YOLK. YOLK is the center of an egg as in egg yolk. That said, never having flown a side stick of any type, my biggest concern, I think, would be a right handed guy trying to fly left handed. A yoke can be handled by either hand.
LOL...I need to point out that a yoke is also a tie up, normally a wooden beam, between two stubborn animals as in oxen...or pilots.
Seems that the lack of connection between side sticks was some of the problems encounters during an upset of the AC as in neither one knowing what the other was doing.
I think it showed up bad on AF447. IDK if that ever was corrected by Airbus or not.
I found with a yoke that trying to fly right handed was the problem or the one perceived but I think could be overcome in a short while. A stick on the other hand there was no transition between hands for either that or the throttle.