dear friends and Followers welcome back to my channel and greetings from the Airbus A320 simulator at the TFC flight Training Centre here in Essen, Germany Today’s video will all be about the Airbus sidestick, so let’s get started First and most importantly don’t ever call it a joystick it is a flight control stick at the side of each pilot so a side stick the two side sticks allow the Pilots to control the aircraft manually both in pitch and roll. They are not linked mechanically, but simultaneously Inputs by the Captain and the first officer are summed up; not many people actually know that. The sum is limited by the maximum deflection by a Single side stick and dual inputs will cause both green side stick Priority lights to flash up and a continuous oral warning “DUAL INPUT” will sound. It is very important for both pilots to be clear about who has control of the aircraft because There is no direct Feedback or artificial field system like in your playstation Joystick or similar sort. Except for a simple spring centering device which will neutralize The side stick when it is released. On ground after the first engine is running the side stick position Indicators come into view on the PFD the White Corner indicates the limit of side stick travel while the white cross Indicates the actual side stick; this is pretty useful for checking full side stick movement before takeoff But it doesn’t indicate the actual control Surface position therefore you would have have to go to the Ecam flight control page to check for the surface position of the given input The side stick has two switches: a dual function autopilot Disconnection switch, which can also be used as a priority take-over push-button and it is laid out that your thumb rests comfortably on it. At the forward part of the side stick as a Communications push-to-talk switch to be used with your index finger. Whenever you engage the autopilot a solenoid operated detent locks the side stick in a neutral position which can be heard and felt by a distinctive click if Necessary the detent can be overridden with sufficient pressure to unlock the side stick which will also Disconnect the autopilot. I wouldn’t recommend that because you would immediately Get the plane into an excessive roll or pitch rate. The normal method is to disconnect the autopilot By pressing the autopilot disconnect push button and then you will get a confirmation that the autopilot is disconnected by a triple cavalry sound. A pilot can take full control and deactivate the other side stick by pressing and holding his priority take over push button. If It’s held for at least 40 seconds the other side stick is then the active And each time a side stick priority is taken an audio message “”PRIORITY RIGHT/PRIORITY LEFT” is heard. In addition The side stick priority light on the glare shield comes active a red arrow in front of the pilot Indicates that his side stick has now been deactivated and the other pilot is in control. Now you might ask “why is there such a function in the first place?” Primarily if one of the side sticks has a failure like not returning back into its neutral position keeping the plane in a constant roll or pitch attitude and therefore a green light either captain or first officer is displayed in front of the pilot who has control. I hope you enjoyed this basic introduction video of the Airbus sidestick and make sure to watch the upcoming videos on the A320 system Knowledge Thanks a lot for the support by TFC providing me with this amazing flight simulator Make sure to check out their website for more details about their flight school programs and see you later next week. All the best, your Captain Joe! 🙂

AIRBUS SIDE STICK – Explained by CAPTAIN Joe

100 thoughts on “AIRBUS SIDE STICK – Explained by CAPTAIN Joe

  • April 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Mark my words, there will be a fatality accident due to these joysticks.

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  • April 10, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    Fuck essen

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  • April 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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    I rather the way i have it in my cessna 😆.

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  • April 13, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Hi captain Joe. About side stick. If the planed is not trimmed, is there a pressure on the side stick? Thanks

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  • April 14, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    Could the use of the priority button have saved flight AF447?

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  • April 15, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Hello captain Joe!
    I really like to watch your videos about aircraft. I can get Informations through your videos. My dream is to become a pilot like you and Iam praying and working for it.

    By the way, Can I have one of your souvenir?? 😅✈️

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  • April 17, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    Why is your youtube channel name captain Joe When u have 3 lines

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  • April 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    I'd prefer a control yoke any day (in a jetliner).

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  • April 21, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    I wonder how many of the people arguing about whether yoke or stick is superior actually have experience in an aircraft of this size…

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  • April 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    Nice explanation captain

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  • April 23, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    Why are these machines talking in such a low pitch. Difficult to understand.

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  • April 25, 2019 at 2:38 pm
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    I HATE SIDE-STICK
    a plane without a yoke is a joke

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  • April 26, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    Which plane is safe 2 or 4 engin aircraft

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  • April 27, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    0:32 audio.exe has stopped working

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  • April 30, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Mine is press every button to shot a tactical nuclear missile.
    I would also then lift the nose down and nose dive straight into the missile, killing all 280 passengers.

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  • April 30, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    How confusing all that must be in an emergency!

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  • May 2, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    Only thing that I hate about airbus is sidestick, yoke is better

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  • May 3, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    Hey joe how do you steer the aircraft in the air

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  • May 3, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    Sidestick is the way to go,yoke is so redundant

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  • May 6, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    my condolences to the left – handed people

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  • May 8, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    So does it go left right up down??
    Asking as a non pilot but I want 2 be one

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  • May 9, 2019 at 5:14 am
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    "Excuse me captain, what's that joystick do?!" ha-ha

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  • May 9, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    No it is a JOYSTICK, you have joy out of using it as it is eliminates all the real forces required to fly a real plane, 737 anyone? lol

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  • May 9, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    Not a fan of side stick, rather full yoke

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  • May 11, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    10/10 review can you please provide link to purchase this joystick from amazon?

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  • May 12, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    You should start your videos like the guy from Aviões e Músicas Channel: "Aeronautical greetings, how are you?"

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  • May 13, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Can a person become a captain but remain in the right seat as he/she is a right handed person and is only use to right flight stick.

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  • May 13, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    No problem. Got it. Resume sent!

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  • May 14, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    I can see also of disadvantages with this set up. Switching sides of the aircraft will discard all previous muscle memory when flying with the other hand. The sum of both sides control can also make it less intuitive for a pilot to promptly input corrections in a critical faze of flight like landing.

    With a yoke regardless of being PIC or SIC the control inputs remain the same. Plus you can visually see the control inputs being entered just by the position of the yoke. Taking control promptly to correct an error also would be much more intuitive since the pilots yoke will already be in the position the other pilot was holding it in.

    It seems like a flaw in design to not have both side sticks interconnected together. There have even been a few instances with a PIC and SIC inputting opposite commands. Air France had one with once pilot holding full back and the other pushing down, by the time the captain realized the co-pilot was pulling full back they were seconds from impact (co pilot literally said “I’ve been pulling up the whole time” before the captain said something like “you idiot down down down”).

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  • May 15, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    No Son Aviones Militares Para Tener Esa PALANCA .Mejor Es BOEING

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  • May 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    But there is no throttle control on the side stick!!!

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  • May 17, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    This joystick sucks. Whatever you call it it is still a fucken joystick and it is bullshit to drive a plane using your weak hand. Of course when everything is working fine it is comfy. BUT!!! When there is a slight mess up in electronics as it showed in the case of Sukhi SSJ-100 in Moscow, you do not feel the damn plane with a stupid dildo in your weak hand. A very stupid idea. Get yoke and even better connect it both mechanically and just then complement it electronically.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 9:49 am
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    Why would no one know about the side stick

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  • May 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    everyone know that the red button is for fox1, etc

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  • May 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    3:57 it’s there to deal with situations like the one in Air France flight 447…

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  • May 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    HI Captain Joe !! Does Boeing have any mechanical control left in the yoke on the new fly by wire planes ???

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  • May 30, 2019 at 7:10 am
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    Is this A 737?

    Only legend will know

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  • June 12, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    I disliked the video because I am a Boeing pilot… just kidding, no dislikes! 😉

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  • June 13, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Always so very interesting, if a bit confusing at times

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  • June 16, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    So there is no yoke in an A320?

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  • June 16, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    Joe after u filgh airplane when u drive a car how u feel?

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  • June 18, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Are you planing to do some video that explains the matter of G Load Demand at Airbus Planes and how the sidestick changes its behavior for the landing?

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  • June 24, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    Thanks captain

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  • June 25, 2019 at 7:37 am
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    @Captain Joe I have questions, what if both pilots are in a disagreement? When they both input and the warning comes up will anything happen or because they are both fighting over control will they crash? And technically couldn't a pilot do suicide by deactivating the others joystick and then nose diving? When a side stick is deactivated can it be re-activated in flight, i.e by holding the autopilot disconnect for 40 seconds? And will that give them priority and deactivate the other side stick or will they both be active?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 5:05 am
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    Good work Captain……I have an another doubt… What's the red button on side of throttle in Airbus a320……??????

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  • June 29, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    Air France flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic ocean thanks to those Stupid side sticks (joysticks) the pilot didn't even realize he had the joystick pulled back, putting the plane into a stall, ultimately crashing and killing all on board

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  • July 1, 2019 at 6:18 am
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    Cooool

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  • July 2, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    I even smoked side stick, what, you know , that stuff tied to a stick,, oh, you mean side stick,, 🥴🥴🥴

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  • July 2, 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    I bet the "side stick" can be distracting for female pilots.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    I like Airbus but I don't like the sidestick.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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    Imagine using a playstation controller to pilot an airplane

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  • July 6, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    Isn't this what led to that one Air France crash a few years back?

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  • July 16, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    Air France 447: First day of flight school; Instructor: your controls, Student: my controls. Some stuff in aviation is so corny, but it could possibly save you life one day.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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    2:29 *pew *pew

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    How can I connect my Saitek X56 on A320?
    It will be more useful with 31 buttons and of course feedbacks!

    BTW It's a f.cking joystick since 1926!

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    So one of right handed and the other is left handed?
    How is that not super gay?

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  • July 18, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Quite a few accidents have happened because of these joysticks! Calling them a sidestick isn't less scary that the plane has no yoke.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    1:19 when i ask my mom one thing and she says no and my dad the same thing and he says yes

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  • July 19, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    You're in a sim

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  • July 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Where is the gun trigger and the rocket release button on the stick ?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    If you have No Joy at Work its a Sidestick 🤪 If yes its a Joystick

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  • July 21, 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    C'mon Joe, we all know it isn't push to talk, it's the machine gun!

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  • July 25, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    I always heard Priority Flight and Priority let

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  • July 27, 2019 at 6:31 am
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    Nice joystick.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    3:27 my captain is dead and he is hold his stick and the plane is in steep dive and I only have 10 seconds

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  • July 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    I am pleased that both side sticks are connected! Now I have no problems flying an Airbus jet!

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  • July 29, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    left side must be hard

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  • July 29, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    Looking so smart very ginuas pilot

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:40 am
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    Greetings from east germany

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  • August 1, 2019 at 12:52 am
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    cool joystick

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  • August 2, 2019 at 6:45 am
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    thanks

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  • August 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    The A320 is a computer, your current CargoLux B747 is a plane. Good luck with your new company!

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  • August 6, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    What schools could you recommend if I want to be a commercial airlines pilot 👨‍✈️

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  • August 7, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Hi Captain very informative. Do you like the Boeing 747 yoke or the a320 side stick?

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  • August 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    Cap Joe ! The index finger button is the missile launch. I know it's an airliner but it's a missile launch

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  • August 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Index finger button is Fire!

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  • August 14, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    looks cool and all.. but something bout that is discomforting

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  • August 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    Sorry Captain it's a joy stick 🤣😉.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 4:10 am
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    A yolk is much more precise for flight movements though correct?

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:11 am
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    I think it's a bad design to have the stick to be operated with left hand on one side and right hand on the other side… the controls should be in the same place, non mirrored… if you develop muscle memory and ability in one hand you have to reprogram yourself when changing seats…

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  • August 26, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    Not feedback in the stick is weird

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  • August 26, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    @captain Joe

    Don't get me wrong but..

    I'm still otterly curious as to Why they've ever decided to control such a massive/sensitive type of plane with just a simple side stick. Any comment in your opinion as to why they've changed to this digital way of controls?

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  • August 27, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    Why would the dual input be summed up?

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  • August 28, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    You are shit at explaining

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:59 am
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    He is not a Captain yet but F/O

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  • August 29, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    I hate sidestick. MORE LIKE SIDE-DICK

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  • August 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Nah the sidestick is for aiming the predator missiles

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  • August 31, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    joystick* 😐

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  • August 31, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Hey joe what is your preference? "Side Stick " or "Yoke"

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    When the AI pilots come on line all that crap can be ripped out and a bar put in instead.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    One of my old colleagues Calum Figgins is training to fly at easy jet ,well done callum

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  • September 2, 2019 at 5:04 pm
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    Was conflicting sidestick inputs a contributing factor in the Air France disaster where the in-experienced co-pilot unconsciously held his stick back while the other pilot was in control. Did that Air France plane have a control conflict resolution system as this plane does?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 2:19 am
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    Okay. Almost every video from CJ is 1 or 2 years old. Wtf? Anything ever current? Thanks

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  • September 3, 2019 at 9:33 am
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    Does anyone know how to identify reliable ADR, In other way, is there any method other than crosschecking speeds, Thanks

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  • September 4, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    Pilots of Airbuses have less feedback than Playstation players ?!?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    Fun game to play: Controller swap for planes! The pilot and first officer keep pressing the red button to take control, and land the plane doing this

    P.s, never do this

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    I hate the airbus side stick idea, it’s why I fly only Boeing aircraft on simulators

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    The sidestick design was responsible for more than 300 deaths. Averaging conflicting inputs is the dumbest decision ever.

    At least it should give a force feedback (a vibration pattern) in this case.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:55 am
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    No matter how you make this stick advanced and complicated, It still looks like ATARI joystick. 🤣 A glorious plane must have a glorious control. Now you can kill me in comments …😐

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  • September 7, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    Steht der Simulator am Flughafen Essen-Mülheim? 🙂

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