The debate over proper rudder technique continued at this writing in the wake of an NTSB recommendation that the FAA and airframe manufacturers warn pilots that too much rudder can be too much of a good thing. The warning came in the middle of the Safety Board's investigation into the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 -- an Airbus A300-600 that lost its vertical fin and rudder shortly after takeoff from JFK on Nov. 12, 2001. Pilots greeted the recommendation with alarm and bunches of ...

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