hand flying

hand flying

Manually flying an autopilot-equipped aircraft.
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The student may be involved in hand flying the aircraft for just three or four minutes for every hour he is in the air, yet the whole time gets counted as hours of flight time.
I am sure the investigators will look at operational error as a possibility and want to know how much experience this crew had with hand flying the aircraft rather than depending on the computer to take them to touch down," said Jim Hall, a former head of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Col Russell knew that hand flying the Dragon Lady at altitude was a challenge even when on top of one's game and that Col Henry was fighting for his life in a struggle to get the aircraft under control.
Successful trainees will then hold a Second Officer position allowing them to gain first hand flying experience "on the line" as Operating Flight Crew.
OH what lovely memories I have of long car journeys, punctuated by my dad's hand flying back to rap us on the arm for bad behaviour.
When the round ended, Woods headed back to the range to work on his swing, which looked downright ugly with his right hand flying off the club.
The blast was so fierce that it smashed the windows of a Mercedes van parked in a nearby lane and sent parts of Conlon's hand flying through the air.