The 777 might do something similar, but I like my old manual Boeing. I was telling a couple of our company 777 pilots how everything in the 767 is connected to something via cables and hydraulic actuators. Hell, even the thrust levers connect to a hydromechanical fuel control; they feel beefy and take a good push to move. I think they were drooling a little bit. Real airplanes for the win!
Anyway, Japan can get pretty dicey. I landed the aircraft type in question in Japan a few months back with a 35-40 knot crosswind and moderate turbulence down final; I was spring loaded to go around, but the turbulence settled out enough to put it down safely. The airplane is very stable, but the physics work the same as anything else. Just a bad day for this crew.
Last edited by unreal; 06-26-2012 at 07:08 PM.
Just j/k. Good to see you buddy. I wish I could have recorded that womans face in the Cheesecake Factory when you were talking about flying the 76.
Marci: *reciting technical data on the BE99*
Me: Man, I don't even know what the flap speeds are on the 76. If I want to slow, I look at the placard.
Looks like I may very well end up moving back to Socal this year...if so, I'll make my way up there more often.
Last edited by unreal; 07-13-2012 at 12:50 AM.