control column


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control column

n
(Aeronautics) a lever or pillar, usually fitted with a handwheel, used to control the movements of an aircraft. Also called: control stick or joy stick
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I was given the job of putting together the control rods and cables and the emergency cutting equipment, which was to cut the cable and snatch the control column forward out of the pilot's way so he could safely eject from the aircraft.
You have a control column, sometimes called a joystick, a throttle lever for each engine and a rudder pedal for each foot.
The captain issued a Mayday distress call after he and his co-pilot struggled to cope with a practically-unmovable control column.
The investigators said problems in the electrical system of the fighter's control column apparently caused the firing.
The incident occurred as the aircraft was descending though 6,000 feet on approach to the Paris airport and the flight crew said that the aircraft did not respond as expected to control column inputs and that the horizontal stabiliser trim was used for pitch control.
Settling himself into the cane seat of B6313, Barker checked his rudder pedals and control column for full movement, and confirmed that his Verey pistol, 32 calibre automatic and cockpit fire extinguisher were secure.
When the flight crew inadvertently engages the autopilot during the lower-speed phase of takeoff, the control column forces will be higher than normal when the pilot attempts to initiate takeoff rotation.
Its cockpit has a simple switch which commands the number 4 and 5 outer wing spoilers to offset slightly while the control column is in a neutral position, creating the drag required to increase the rate of descent.
NEVER use the phrases circling, port-holes, hostess, air pocket, walls or joystick, when the real terms are holding, windows, stewardess, turbulence, bulkheads and control column.
Today the Discovery Museum regards the revolutionary control column as one of its most precious exhibits.
The only way a glider can enter a steep dive is when the pilot would have purposefully held the control column forward.
Defense Agency investigations Wednesday found that problems in the electrical system of an F-4 fighter jet's control column apparently caused Monday's accidental firing of 188 rounds during a drill over western Hokkaido, the agency said.