by Charles Gulick
Yes or No?
|North Position: 17194||Throttle: 32767 (IBM only)|
|East Position: 16663||Throttle: 22527 (all except IBM)|
|Altitude: 2190 (IBM only)||Rudder: 32767|
|Altitude: 2255 (all except IBM)||Ailerons: 32767|
|Pitch: 359||Flaps: 0|
|Bank: 0||Elevators: 29951 (IBM only)|
|Heading: 14 (IBM only)||Elevators: 36863 (all except IBM)|
|Heading: 15 (all except IBM)||Time: 12:08|
|Airspeed: 142 (IBM only)||Season: 3-Summer|
|Airspeed: 121 (all except IBM)||Wind: 0 Kts, 000|
|Don't touch the controls
immediately. Instead, assess the situation.
Decide if you should touch
Are you going to hit the John Hancock Building? Or are you going to fly safely over it?
Be sure the simulator has settled down and you have the true picture. Look at your instruments. Use your best judgment.
|If you think you'll fly safely
over the top in the configuration you're
in, don't touch anything. Except perhaps to set up a down view to see
the building pass under you.
On the other hand, if you think you're going to hit the building, take corrective action before you get there.
Of course, unless you have super judgment, if you correct to save your skin, you'll never know whether you needed to, will you? And only one way to find out for sure, isn't there?