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Flight Control: Sidestick vs. Yoke

Traditionally, pilots use a control yoke in front of them to control the plane. An alternative control method is the side stick, which sits to the side of the pilot. Each control method has both advantages and disadvantages for the pilot and crew. Side-Stick Technology Saves Space Control yokes are more cumbersome than side sticks

How to Control an Aircraft?

While it’s true that airplanes require an impressive network of complex systems, the basic principles behind flight control are fairly straightforward. Thus, they can be applied to all kinds of aircrafts from small to large. How Does Aircraft Control Work? Simply put, an aircraft is controlled by using a yoke, throttle and rudder pedals. A